A consultant who invented a piece of medical equipment known as the Norfolk Sausage has said he is "humbled" to have been included in the King's Birthday Honours List.

Prof Nick Levell, a consultant dermatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been made an MBE in the latest honours list for his work in the field.

Prof Levell, 62 and of Norwich, has worked at the hospital for the past 30 years, during which time he has helped advance medical research into dermatology alongside treating patients.

In 2009, he invented a device which he called the Norfolk Sausage - a tubular bandage which people can use to apply cream to hard-to-reach areas of their bodies.

Prof Levell said: "I feel very humbled by this award, which I think reflects the amazing work done by our brilliant teams at NNUH to provide care for people in Norfolk.

"It has been a huge privilege to work alongside them all for the last 30 years."

During his time at the N&N, Prof Levell has become a leading figure in the dermatological world, becoming NHS England's national clinical lead for dermatology.

He is also the former president of the British Association of Dermatologists and is the organisation's honorary treasurer.