Name and Position

Mr Richard Smith
Consultants
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286790
Fax Number: 01603 287532

Profile

Consultant Obstetrics

Sub-speciality : Fetal Medicine

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

Research interests : Fetal stress,thromboprophylaxis

Telephone:     01603 286790               

Secretary:           Mrs Lizzie Hammond

GMC number:               3666085

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (elected committee member), Trisomy 21 National Standards Working Group, Eastern Region Ultrasound Training Co-ordinator

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.  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 young family.  He enjoys running half-marathons and long-distance cycling which he competes in seriously.  He also enjoys sailing on the Norfolk Broads which he competes in rather less seriously.