Christopher B-Lynch

Professor C B-Lynch (GORSL)

Formally Professor (Visiting) Cranfield University Faculty of Health, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

Formally Emeritus Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecological  Surgeon, Milton Keynes University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust Oxford Deanery (Eng)

Fellow of The Association of Lawyers & Legal Advisors 1997

Honorary Doctorate, The Open University (D.Univ, Honoris Causa) 1997

Active Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts Class II – Medicine 2017


Christopher B-Lynch was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecological Surgeon. He was educated at Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London. He graduated in medicine from Bart’s in 1973. After various appointments at Bart’s, Paris and Oxford, he became chief assistant to the Queen’s gynaecologist at Bart’s from 1981 to 1983. In 1984 he was appointed Consultant to the Oxford region based at Milton Keynes General Hospital (NHS Trust).


Professor holds the United Kingdom record of being trained by four Knight Bachelors in his medical career as follows:

1. 1975:  House Officer in General Surgery trained by Sir Edward Tuckwell, The Queen’s General Surgeon St Bartholomew Hospital, London.

2. 1977:  Senior House Officer trained by Professor Sir Alexander Turnbull. Nuffield, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliff Hospital Oxford University.

3. 1978 Junior Registrar, Department of Surgery Southampton General Hospital, trained by Professor Sir James Fraser, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

4. 1981 Senior Registrar and Chief Assistant, , trained by Sir Marcus Setchel, Gynaecologist to her Majesty the Queen, St Bartholomew Hospital, London.


In 1997 he published a description of the B-Lynch Brace suture for post partum haemorrhage. This novel and life saving surgical technique has since been applied around the world and has been a major contribution to improving maternity care. His other main interests include complex gynaecological surgical procedures, gynaecological oncology, minimal access surgery and medico-legal issues.

 1984-2010:  Appointed Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecological Surgeon to the Oxford Deanery based at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

1997:  Invented the B-Lynch Suture for Post Partum Haemorrhage control and nominated for Noble Prize in 2016. B-Lynch Suture Technique was reported to have saved over 2 million lives worldwide in maternity care since its invention.

 Currently Professor B-Lynch is retired from all clinical practice but performs invitation lectures and workshop for his invented technique.

 Honours and Awards

  1. Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone West Africa since 2007.
  2. Livery and Freeman of City of London UK since 1983.
  3. Elected member of the Athenaeum of London UK since 1997.

A Rare Occasion