Royal Family: Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher, 67, killed in London cycling accident – Express.co.uk
Dr Peter Fisher, 67, served as a homeopathic physician to the Queen for over 15 years as part of the royal medical household.
He died after being struck by the lorry yesterday at around 9.30am in High Holborn, London, as he made his way to work.
The monarch has been informed of his death, according to royal aides.
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) described Dr Fisher as “a highly regarded colleague and friend”.
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He was much respected as a good doctor
Dr Fisher, who served as president of the Faculty of Homeopathy, is the seventh cyclist to die in the capital this year.
Sir Marcus Setchell, the Queen’s former surgeon-gynaecologist, paid tribute to Dr Fisher this evening.
He said: “He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care.
“We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
The Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher was tragically killed (Image: PA•GETTY)
Dr Tariq Khan, consultant podiatrist at the Royal Hospital of Integrated Medicine, said the news of Dr Fisher’s death was a “shock”.
Paying an emotional tribute to his colleague, Dr Khan, 47, said: “Anyone who was anyone came to see Peter. He was known worldwide.
“He was just a great doctor, a great loss. He always cycled in around 9.30am.
“He was always a keen cyclist, he always would be on his bike coming in. It was a shock, was completely out of the blue.”
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Dr Fisher with the Queen (Image: DAVID SANDISON•REX•SHUTTERSTOCK)
Dr Khan said he believed Dr Fisher was turning right out of a cycle lane on to High Holborn when he was hit by the lorry.
He added: “My understanding was that he was coming that way and the lorry hit him at the junction. He had a clinic yesterday morning.”
Dr Gill Gaskin, medical director at University College London Hospital, said she was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the news.
She added: “Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM, where he worked for more than 35 years.
Dr Fisher served as president of the Faculty of Homeopathy (Image: YOUTUBE)
“He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients.
“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike. Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”
Dr Fisher was declared dead at the scene of the crash yesterday, despite bystanders desperately attempting to save him.
The Metropolitan Police, the London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance all responded to the tragic incident.
The monarch has been informed of her doctor’s death (Image: GETTY)
In a statement issued this afternoon, Scotland Yard appealed for witnesses and information on the fatal collision.
A spokesman said: “Officers were called at about 09:30am yesterday to reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on High Holborn, WC1.
“Police and the London Ambulance Service attended. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
“He has been named as 67-year-old Dr Peter Fisher, who lived in Highgate, London. His next of kin have been informed.
“The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made.”
Additional reporting by Joe Gamp