Consultant becomes honorary professor
An internationally recognised rheumatologist has been made an honorary professor for his work helping arthritis patients.
Karl Gaffney has worked as a consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) for more than 20 years where he has developed a leading centre for spondyloarthritis.
He spoke of his delight after being promoted by the University of East Anglia to an honorary professorship at Norwich Medical School.
Dr Gaffney is chief medical advisor and trustee of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) and is an expert advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
He also oversees a large clinical trials programme and collaborates with other national and international centres to help improve patient care and pioneer new treatments.
He said: “I am honoured and excited by this new appointment and it is great for our hospital and patients.”