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.
Following a lifetime of appointments with excellent Orthopaedic specialists, due to a childhood TB spine which involved 3 years in bed in hospital, culminating in a spine operation, MrAlan Norrish who I encountered in recent years at Addenbrookes Hospital, was, far and away, the finest of them all. With a deteriorating spine in later life, affecting spine and both knees and hips and causing severe mobility problems, I was relieved and delighted to be referred to the clinic of Mr Norrish. Here he tried every possible avenue, often in conjunction with colleagues from other appropriate disciplines, to prevent my mobility worsening further. He ruled out operating as unnecessary and inappropriate due to my multiple problems. Mr Norrish was invariably kind, thoughtful, understanding, highly professional and, in every way, an eminent surgeon and a rare, caring human being by whom it was a privilege to be treated.
I found Mr Norrish an excellent surgeon and quite brilliant. I had a hip replacement six years ago and a knee replacement in January 2018 and both operations went so well. I had no pain with either and I found Mr Norrish a caring, understanding and a very helpful surgeon.
A first class consultant and surgeon. A very kind and sympathetic manner and a good listener. Mr. Norrish explained exactly what to expect from knee replacement surgery and how to achieve the best outcome. He has done an excellent job.
Mr Norrish is a kind and efficient doctor. He has looked after me as an NHS and a private patient. Over a number of years, through a knee replacement and ligament reconstruction, I have always felt informed, able to ask questions and well listened to. He has seen me as soon as possible in emergencies and with regular, day-to-day care. I would certainly recommend him to family and friends.