Having qualified in 1976 from the London Hospital, Mr Norris' Plastic Surgery training took him via St. Andrew's Hospital in Billericay and Newcastle to East Grinstead in 1985 and where he was appointed Consultant in 1987 at the age of 33. The success of his Trauma and Burns Course helped make East Grinstead The Hand Injuries Centre in the South East. His interest and expertise in Cosmetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction as well as Cleft Lip and Palate craft and Microsurgery continued to grow. His research into nerve repair helped develop the McIndoe Centre and his position as Honorary Research Fellow encouraged affiliations with the Royal College of Surgeons. His Medico-legal Practice began in 1985 and flourished during his time at East Grinstead. On leaving the NHS in 1993 he became Director of Surgery of The Kent Hand and Plastic Surgery Unit and successfully treated patients via fundholding helping him to establish his reputation as a Health Care Provider and Medico-legal Expert in the South East of England.
Mr Norris' Private Practice rapidly grew during his 22 years at the Alexandra Hospital in Kent where he served as a long-standing member of the Medical Advisory and Clinical Governance Committees. Now retired from his clinical practice, he aims to further develop his medico-legal business as a hand and plastic surgery expert, and to continue to deliver high quality reports that are accurate and concise.
Awards/prizes and scholarships:
- Buxton Prize in Anatomy and Physiology: 1973
- Advanced Surgical Prize: 1980
- British Association of Plastic Surgeons Travelling Scholarship: 1988