Prof Krishna Sethia is appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk

Prof Krishna Sethia, Urology Consultant, has become the first doctor in the county to be appointed as High Sheriff of Norfolk.

The 12-month, honorary position is the oldest Royal appointment in the country, dating from Anglo Saxon times, and traditionally the High Sheriff’s role is to support judges, magistrates, law and order organisations and emergency services. The appointment is made by the King on the advice of a local panel drawn from across the community.

“I feel that selecting a doctor is a great accolade for NNUH and recognition of the huge part the Trust plays in Norfolk life,” said Krishna.

“In practice, my role will be largely focused on charitable initiatives across the county and my priority will be to provide better opportunities for young people and helping them to understand and reach their full potential. The challenge is to make a real difference in a year, so I will work with the Community Foundation and local employers to promote and develop existing initiatives.”

Krishna, who was Medical Director from 2009-15, will continue working throughout his appointment. “I’ve lived in Norfolk for 32 years and am very honoured to have been offered this position,” he said. “I look forward to making a contribution to my home county.

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