Charles is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist recently retired from clinical practice in Scarborough after 35 years in post. He was joint director of the Combined Gastroenterology Service, which achieved an International reputation for its research, particularly in the fields of nutritional support, pancreatic disease and bacterial translocation.
Charles was also Regional Adviser in Yorkshire for the Royal College of Physicians of London and a member and Secretary of the Joint Royal Medical Colleges Specialty Training Committee for General Internal Medicine, as well as serving as a council member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for 6 years.
Formerly a medical assessor for the STA, and subsequently the General Medical Council, Charles went on to become an external assessor for the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He served on the committee of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and served as President for 1985. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research papers, articles and book chapters.
“The work of ANTRUK is now vital to the future health of humankind. If we cannot develop new treatments for resistant organisms, the death toll from bacterial infection will escalate alarmingly in a very short period. As a practising physician, I had the increasingly frequent experience of seeing a few of my patients die whilst I was helpless to control their resistant infection. This was the tip of the iceberg and, for me, a warning that to address this problem is now mandatory.”