Prestigious role for NNUH consultant
A NNUH consultant gynaecologist has been elected as President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Dr Edward Morris, who has been working at NNUH for the last 18 years, will take up the prestigious role in December and has pledged to drive further improvements in the quality of women’s healthcare.
Dr Morris helps women with a wide range of health issues, but his main clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive gynaecological surgery and the advanced management of endometriosis.
He has been Vice President for Clinical Quality at the RCOG since 2016 and is a former chairman of the British Menopause Society.
Dr Morris is also the co-editor of the Journal ‘Post Reproductive Health’ and has authored over 70 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and national documents.
Dr Morris said he was “honoured and excited” to be elected as president of the college, which has more than 16,000 members worldwide.
He said: “I look forward to working closely with Fellows, Members and Trainees to modernise what the College does and on our ambitious plans to further transform the health of girls and women. I am confident that looking ahead to the future of the College, we will continue to build on our work to improve safety and quality in women’s healthcare, provide excellence in training and education and be powerful advocates for women and their families, both in the UK and globally.
I will continue to work closely with the current President, Vice Presidents and our enthusiastic staff to continue their great work over the next six months before becoming President in December.
Working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as a consultant has been a privilege. I work with the most amazing people and I am grateful to my colleagues, nursing and midwifery staff and the senior management team for all the support they have given me over my time here. Whilst President of the RCOG I plan to continue to not only deliver high quality care at home but also to support and promote the care of women and babies at NNUH in my national work.”
Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive, added: “Congratulations to Dr Morris on his appointment. It is a great honour for him and the gynaecology department at NNUH to play a national role in helping to set standards for clinical practice and improve healthcare for women everywhere. We encourage all our staff to take an active professional interest in the world outside Norfolk to bring back new ideas and Dr Morris is a great example to others.”