Dr Zoe Norris is a GP working in the challenging, modern NHS.
Zoe trained at the University of Nottingham and has worked in the NHS since 2004. She is a GP in East Yorkshire and started writing for the Huffington Post after feeling that the story of what was happening in NHS General Practice wasn’t being told. Her articles are personal and thought provoking, striking a cord with patients and doctors alike.
Her writing skills saw her move to becoming a regular contributor to Pulse Magazine, and more recently having her own regular column.
Her communication skills are not just confined to the written word, she is also an excellent orator. She is a lecturer, and social media lead, for the no.1 provider of GP professional development courses in the UK, NB Medical Hot Topics.
Dr Norris’ clinical interests are in paediatrics and palliative care. She works for Yorkshire Medical Chambers, is a GP Appraiser, and is Clinical Lead for the Individual Funding Request Panel of Hull CCG. She is an active voice within medical politics, in 2015-2016 she was the Media Lead for campaign group, GP Survival. She has recently joined the educational partnership Resilient GP, supporting GP colleagues in healthy working and preventing burn-out.
With such popularity, and a non-nonsense approach, it was no surprise she was elected to the Sessional Subcommittee of the General Practice Committee, UK. And instantly secured the role of Chair where she champions the needs of locum, salaried and portfolio GPs.
Dr Norris lives with her husband and two young children in East Yorkshire. Away from work she enjoy spending time with her family.
Her aim is to cut through the political spin and try to relate directly to the public, representing both fellow GPs and patient interests.