NNUH consultant takes up prestigious national role
Mr Edward Morris, a consultant gynaecologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, has been elected as one of the next Vice Presidents of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
He is a consultant in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he specialises in management of endometriosis and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. Other specialist skills include hysteroscopic surgery, prolapse surgery and advanced management of the menopause. Previously a Chairman of the British Menopause Society in 2013-15, he is also responsible for developing the first website to provide tailored advice to women about the menopause at www.managemymenopause.co.uk.
Mr Morris said: “I am delighted to be taking a leading role at the College over the next three years and to be able to use my experience and skills to benefit women’s health. One of my main roles will be to represent the heath of women and their care at the heart of the NHS in the Department of Health and national regulatory bodies such as NICE. I also plan to use this role to help the care of women in Norfolk and Suffolk”
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists works to improve women’s health care across the world. Founded in 1929, it has over 14,000 members worldwide and works with a range of partners both in the UK and globally to improve the standard of care delivered to women, encourage the study of obstetrics and gynaecology, and advance the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Later this month Mr Morris will join doctors from across the UK when they hit the roads of London to save the lives of hundreds of babies. For the third year running, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will field a team for the almighty Prudential RideLondon; with 21 members, staff and their family and friends taking part in the 100 and 46 mile events.
Mr Morris, along with his wife Dr Mary-Anne Morris who is a paediatrician at NNUH, and also his son, sister in law, and brothers in law, will cycle 46 miles on July 31. The group will be raising funds for Each Baby Counts; the RCOG’s national quality improvement programme to halve the number of term babies who die or are left severely disabled because something went wrong during labour.
If you’d like to donate, please head to the Morris family’s donation page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teammorris