Name and Position

Mr Richard Smith
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286790


Department page: Obstetrics

Sub-speciality: Fetal Medicine

Special clinical interests: Fetal ultrasound, screening for Down’s syndrome, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

Secretary: Mrs Lisa Thompson

GMC number: 3666085

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society, Local Maternity & Neonatal System (co-chair), East of England Maternity & Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme Clinical Lead.

Degrees & Universities:  1992    MB, ChB  University of Birmingham,  1998  MRCOG (Gold medal)   RCOG, London,  2003 PhD  Imperial College, University of London,  2013  PGCME , University of Bedfordshire

Professional profile:  Mr Smith trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Cambridge and Norwich, and won the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Gold Medal for best performance in the membership examination.  He was then awarded a PhD in Fetal Stress by Imperial College London whilst conducting a 3 year research programme at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.  Mr Smith also completed a 2 year subspecialty training programme in Fetal & Maternal Medicine in Bristol before being appointed in Norwich. Mr Smith’s work focuses on management of complex pregnancy, especially diagnosis and management of fetal problems using ultrasound, and management of multiple pregnancy.  He believes in working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best level of care for patients at what may be a difficult time.  He also has responsibility for general obstetric patients, and is actively involved in the labour ward.  He is a committed teacher and is involved in teaching Medical Students, Junior Doctors, Midwives, and General Practitioners.

Personal profile: Mr Smith is married to a local GP and has a family.  He enjoys running , cycling and sailing on the Norfolk Broads.