Charles has lived and worked in Hambleton for 29 years. Having trained in London, he moved up to work in Northallerton for a year or two and stayed. He trained to be a GP in Northallerton working at the Friarage Hospital, where his two sons were born.
Charles joined Topcliffe Surgery as a partner in 1992. The priority for the practice has been accessible, evidence based care. For 15 years he also worked as a civilian medical practitioner for the local barracks at Topcliffe.
He joined the CCG as a Lead GP and when the CCG was fully established, was appointed as a GP member of the Governing Body. He was appointed as Clinical Chair in December 2015. He leads on Urgent Care (including 999/111 and A+E services), Child Health, Maternity, Long Term Conditions and Unplanned Care.