About Us

The Severn Regional Spinal Operational Delivery Network is hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust. The funded Network team includes a Clinical Director, a Network Manager and Network Co-ordinator.


Network Clinical Director: Stephen Morris BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCS (Tr+Orth), PGDipSEM

Stephen is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Bristol and Clinical Director of Severn Regional Spinal Network. After completing his orthopaedic training in the Bristol region, he undertook specialist spinal fellowships in Brisbane, Australia and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He also achieved a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was appointed as Consultant in Spinal Surgery in 2014 at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. He is an experienced trainer and teacher and has been a member of faculty on national and international courses.


Network Manager: Alexandra Harper

Alexandra started her career working clinically as an Allied Health Professional before working across different NHS organisations in commissioning, service transformation and operational roles.

Alexandra took up the post of Network Manager in 2019. As Manager of the Severn Regional Spinal Network I seek to provide positive strategic leadership across the region as well as endorsing system wide working.  Over the last year the network has grown to include diverse representatives from across the different organisations who are committed to improving the effectiveness of services and quality of care for spinal patients across the region.


Network Admin Team

Network Co-ordinator – Malcolm Dixon

Throughout 2019/20 the Severn Regional Spinal Network has worked closely with colleagues and fellow networks in the Severn Region and nationally to continue a programme of improvement for Spinal Services.

The Network has the following boards/groups which meet regularly:

  • Network Board
  • Network Clinical Steering Group (All Lead Clinicians)
  • M&M (morbidity and mortality) Meeting
  • National Spinal Network Managers Meeting


The Network Board meets three times per year and the Network Clinical Steering Group meets bi-monthly. M&M meetings are held quarterly and additional specialist and sub group meetings are convened throughout the year. The annual work programme and key quality outcome data are presented and discussed with agreed actions and shared with NHSE&I.