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Mr Paul Francis Morris


Paul Francis Morris

Paul has been fortunate to have a varied career. His main employment was with IBM where he worked across Systems development, sales, marketing and business operations. Before he took early retirement, he was Head of Operations for the European Retail Division.

He spent 24 years as a Magistrate in Nottinghamshire, chairing Adult and Youth Courts. He served as Bench Chairman and sat on the Lord Chancellor’s committee recruiting new magistrates.

He has a personal interest in Pancreatic Cancer and worked with the National Cancer Research Institute, Charities and NHS bodies to monitor and raise the profile of Trials and surgical performance.

He was appointed a non-executive Board member for his local NHS CCG from their inception and took a great interest in primary and secondary care dynamics and Ambulance service responsiveness.

Finally, in 2020 he finished his second 4-year term chairing Fitness to Practice hearings at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of Interests


  • Newark & Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group - Non-Executive Lay Board Member 2011-2016





Appointments to other bodies

  • Nottinghamshire Justice Centre - Magistrate 1994-2017, LC Advisory Committee, Bench Chairman
  • National Cancer Research Institute - Lay member Upper GI Clinical Studies Group 2008-2010
  • NHS Commissioning - Patient member reviewing Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Yorkshire and East Anglia 2009-2011
  • Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit - Member of Clinical Trial Management Committee ESPAC – ongoing
  • Newark & Sherwood District Council Standards Committee - Parish Council member 2011-2016
  • North Muskham Parish Council - Member 2010 - 2019

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • IBM United Kingdom and IBM Europe (Retail) 1976-2007

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice Chair 2012-2020

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • Business Studies

  • Institute of Data Processing

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

  • Daughter V Morris manages a 5* Event yard and will commence a Vet Physiotherapy MSc at Nottingham University in September 2021.

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