Consultant Profile

Mr Alan Norrish

Mr Alan Norrish BSc, MB BChir, LLM, PhD, FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Minimally invasive joint replacement
Sports injuries to the knee
Complex deformities

Research interests:

Minimally invasive joint replacement
Trauma surgery
Bone infection

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Box 37, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member British Orthopaedic Association
Member of British Medical Association
Member British Trauma Society
Member World Orthopaedic Concern
Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Medical Protection Society
Member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Member of AO Trauma

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Alan Norrish qualified as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2007 and has practiced as a consultant since then.  He has a strong interest in charity work and since 2005 has spent 4 years doing full-time charity work in Malawi, Zambia, the Middle East and Afghanistan.  He makes regular trips to these areas to help train local surgeons.

Alan Norrish has a subspeciality interest in lower limb (hip and knee) surgery.  He has had 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. 

Alan Norrish moved back to Cambridge in 2010 and was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals, 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.
Personal profile:
Alan Norrish also has an interest in Medical Law. He was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, with distinction, from Cardiff University in 2007. Alan Norrish is currently a trustee of two national and international medical charities. The first is 'Aid to Hospitals Worldwide' a charity based in the East of England that has won numerous awards for its work in recycling medical equipment and shipping it to the neediest parts of the world ( The second is 'Mercy Flyers' a charity based in Southern Africa that flies specialist doctors to remote regions to provide much needed healthcare (
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Mr Alan Norrish

Mr Alan Norrish Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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