Alan Norrish started his medical education at the University of London in 1991. He was awarded a scholarship to transfer to University of Cambridgeto enter the MB PhD program. This was a further five years of study and he was awarded the medical degrees of MB BChir, where he gained a distinction and the doctorate PhD for his research into resistance to infection and gene therapy. Alan Norrish also has an interest in Medical Ethics and the Law. He was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, with distinction, in legal aspects of medical practice from Cardiff University in 2007. He regularly acts as an expert witness for the courts. Alan Norrish qualified as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2007 and has practiced as a consultant since then, performing over 5000 operations. He has a strong interest in charity work and since 2007 has spent 3 years doing full-time charity work in Zambia, the Middle East and Afghanistan. He is currently invovled in an Addenbrooke's Abroad project in Myanmar and has been making regular trips there to help train local surgeons. Alan Norrish has a subspeciality interest in lower limb (hip and knee) surgery. He has had subspecialty training in sports knee surgery such as ligament reconstruction and meniscus surgery as well as adult reconstructive surgery such as hip and knee replacement surgery. Another significant area of his practice is in limb reconstruction after trauma or deformity and also the management of orthopaedic infections. He has significant experience in managing complex trauma and patients with multiple injuries. In 2010, Alan Norrish was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs the full range of elective sports knee surgery, hip and knee replacement surgery as well as complex trauma surgery on the lower limb. He continues to do research into these areas and to date has over 60 publications and presentations to learned bodies.
I came to be under the care of Mr Norrish after I was experiencing difficulties with getting specialist input at a different organisation. Upon recommendation and from excellent reviews I was refered to his department. He instantly took over my case and I was seen and given a treatment plan very soon. He was very the thorough with his investigations and I was given a clear surgical and medical plan whilst taking my personal circumstances in to account. At every time I came into contact with Mr Norrish he was always professional & friendly. He gave clear explanations to keep me informed and would always make efforts to ensure and follow up that I recieved relevant information. He has been consistently considerate of my emotions pre and post op and has given great advice on how to maintain my own physical and mental wellbeing following surgery. My life was placed in his hands and through his experience, knowledge and breadth of skills he was able to lead my complex case that other specialists nationally were not able to. If you want a good experience then he is the man to see.
Alan Norrish has been my orthopaedic consultant for two years and during that time he has patiently listened to my various descriptions of pain. He recommended several courses of non-invasive treatment through a colleague and, when these proved not to alleviate my symptoms, he finally operated 6 months ago. He was gently reassuring before the operation and came to see me soon after to confirm that all had gone well with one surprise finding. The follow up treatment has been equally attentive and he follows the progress of outcome with much professional focus. His most important ability seems to be remembering me and thinking of me as an individual person rather than just another patient.
I cannot praise Mr Norrish enough for the exemplary care,treatment and skills he has shown during my time under his care. He is a genuinely good man who listened to what I had to say and allayed any fears or worries that I had concerning the two operations that I had to undergo to get me back to better health and mobility. What an asset he is to the N.H.S. it's a pity there are not more like.
Such a lovely gentle spoken man.he has a way of instilling your trust in him... which is not in any way misplaced. He doesn't talk down to you and has no arrogance,just a lovely caring nature. He is reassuring and explains everything fully in a perfectly understandable way. I feel privileged to have had him for my surgeon. He did a wonderful job and it's a joy to be pain free.