Dr Peter Harrison

Dr Peter Harrison is the secondary care specialist on the NHS Norfolk and Waveney Governing Body. He qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1971 and completed general medical training in London. Peter then started specialist training in kidney disease at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and the Westminster Hospitals until moving to Bristol where he was appointed as consultant in renal (Kidney) and general medicine. This was a post he held until the early 90s.

After a break overseas setting up dialysis and transplant units Peter returned to the UK. He underwent training and supervision in Elderly Medicine before being appointed to the James Paget Hospital in 1996 as physician with special responsibility to the elderly and physician to the three community hospitals in Suffolk and at Northgate hospital.

Peter became interested in stroke medicine and set up the stroke care service at James Paget Hospital which has then been further developed.

Peter lives in Norfolk. He is a parish councillor and his passions are opera, gardening. He has daughters and three grandchildren.