Peter MorrisBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4870 (Published 16 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4870
- Barbara Shepherd,
- Bill MacRae
After resident house officer posts in Manchester and Lancaster, Peter Morris completed training posts in obstetrics, paediatrics, and anaesthesia. He spent a year as an assistant in general practice in Cockermouth and 18 months as a senior house officer in anaesthesia at the Royal Lancaster Hospital. He then became a general practitioner in Lancaster and continued his interest in anaesthesia as a part time clinical assistant at the Royal Lancaster.
By 1964, however, he realised that his real ambition was to be a career anaesthetist. He passed the Primary FFARCS examination while still working in general practice. He joined the Manchester training scheme and swiftly moved through the ranks; in May 1967 he was appointed to a consultant post at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.