Norman Stanley Williams

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Sir Norman Stanley Williams FRCS FRCP FRCPE FMedSci FRCA (born 15 March 1947) is a British surgeon and former President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.[1] He was knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours.[2]

He was educated at Roundhay School and the University of London.

In October 2015 he was appointed clinical adviser to Jeremy Hunt.[3] During the 2016 junior doctors' strike, he was prevented by a Department of Health staff member from answering a question during a Sky News interview, which was widely perceived to have embarrassed the government at a time of national crisis.[4]


  1. ^ "Williams, Norman Stanley". Who's Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 31 December 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ "New Year's Honours lists 2015" (PDF). Cabinet Office and Foreign Office. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Hunt hires ex-royal college boss amid seven day row". Health Service Journal. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Department of Health adviser 'gagged' in Sky interview on junior doctors' strike". The Guardian. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.