Leading diabetes consultant given professorship
A senior diabetes consultant from Ipswich has been appointed as an honorary professor.
Professor Gerry Rayman has been given the role at University of East Anglia (UEA) in recognition of the major contribution he has made to diabetes research and education.
He has been a consultant at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust since 1993 and also leads the hospital’s Diabetes Research Team.
In addition to his research work, Professor Rayman has been given the accolade for the support he has given to the UEA’s medical school for the past decade and his role supervising doctors completing higher degrees.
He said: “I decided to specialise in diabetes after I started helping people to understand and manage the condition, which I found very empowering. I also developed a particular interest in diabetes education and research, both of which can make a real difference to people with diabetes.
“The professorship is an endorsement of not only my research work, but also of the excellent clinical and research team we have in place at Ipswich, without who this would not have been achieved. It is nice to receive that recognition.”
Professor Rayman took up his honorary professor role on Tuesday, August 1. He is also a visiting professor with the University of Suffolk.
Professor Rayman was the clinical lead for diabetes inpatient care and foot care at NHS Diabetes as well as being the innovator and the lead of the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit.
He is currently Specialist Advisor to Diabetes UK and President of the Endocrine and Diabetes Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is the Clinical Lead for Diabetes UK’s ‘Putting Feet First’ campaign and has contributed to NICE guidelines on the diabetic foot, CG10 and CG119. He is a member of the current NICE clinical development guideline group on integrated foot care.