Prof Karl Gaffney

Prof Karl Gaffney

Consultant Rheumatologist

Specialises in

  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports medicine
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday: 6pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 1pm
Thursday: 8am - 1pm

An initial consultation with Prof Karl Gaffney is from £250.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Prof Karl Gaffney at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Sports medicine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (Axial Spondylo arthritis)
  • Crystal arthritis
  • Adolescent Rheumatology
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Professional profile

Professor Gaffney qualified in 1988 from University College Dublin (Honours). He trained in general medicine and rheumatology at The London Hospital.

He is the author of over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

General Medical Council Number: C3622210

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Back pain
Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Pain management
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue rheumatism
Sports and exercise medicine

Special Clinical Interests: Ankylosing spondilitis; Crystal arthritis; Carpal tunnel syndrome, Adolescent rheumatology.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London & Ireland
Member, British Society of Rheumatology (External Relations and Guidelines Committee)
Medical Advisor and Trustee National Ankylosing Spondilitis Society
President, National Osteoporosis Society (Norfolk branch)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Director, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia
Chair Rheumatology Training, East of England Deanery

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Mrs Melanie Heatley
Private secretary telephone 01953 601 347 / 0775 837 3585
Private secretary email
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