On 11 March 2017 prof.em. John Newton, President of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare (FFPRHC) from 1997 to 2001 died from cardiac failure at the age of 78.
John had a long interest in contraception and reproductive health. He has been a honourable member of the ESC and as such he was President of the organising committee of the 8th Congress of the European Society of Contraception entitled "A Holistic Approach To Sexual Health", held in Edinburgh in 2004.
You will find an extensive Obituary on the faculty website.