Dr Karen Morton qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1978. She trained at Cambridge, Oxford, Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, Chelsea Hospital for Women and St Thomas' Hospital, before becoming a consultant in Guildford in 1991. Prior to becoming a full-time obstetrician and gynaecologist she worked in general medicine and in intensive neonatal care. Her major interests are general benign gynaecology, maternal medicine and labour ward management together with paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. Her instinct is to avoid major surgery if at all possible.
"I believe passionately in the NHS and have worked within the health service for over 30 years. There are however numerous situations where with a little help, people could solve minor medical issues themselves. I hope to empower people by giving them a better understanding of their problems through the use of non-medical language. A clearer understanding allows better decision-making, which produces a better outcome for everybody. When I have any time off, I play golf or tennis but also love to travel and indeed have spent long periods during my career studying and working abroad. My three sons also occupy a great deal of my time."