Professor Patrick Morrison receives CBE from Princess Royal  

Patrick Morrison was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to healthcare in the New Year’s honours list.

He received the award in recognition of his work as a consultant in genetic medicine in Belfast City Hospital. He pioneered DNA testing for hereditary thyroid cancer in the 1990s and was the first person to instigate preventative surgery for familial thyroid cancers based solely on DNA testing. Risk reducing surgery is now available for several hereditary cancers including breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Patrick was at Buckingham Palace to receive his Award on 1 May 2014 with his wife Anne and sons Richard and Peter. The honours ceremony was conducted by HRH The Princess Royal, who congratulated Patrick on his work and unstinting service to the NHS over the last 25 years.

Congtratulations from all in St John's

Professor Patrick Morrison and his family at Buckingham Palace where he received his CBE from The Princess Royal.