Dr Charles Young

Group Senior Medical Officer

Charles trained in medicine in London and continues to practice as an emergency physician for one day each week at St Thomas’ hospital, London. For the last 15 years he has spent the majority of his time in a range of editorial, evidence-based medicine, clinical decision support, clinical governance and healthcare IT strategic leadership roles. These roles have included Executive Editor at The Lancet, Editor in Chief at the BMJ Evidence Centre, and Vice President for Clinical Solutions at Wiley. At present, Charles is also a longstanding member of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) External Accreditation committee, a member of the Cochrane Collaboration editorial committee, and Editor in Chief of the Clinical Case Reports journal and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Charles lectures internationally and his current focus is on clinical governance, clinical decision support and the interface between clinical information, healthcare technology, and clinical workflows. Charles has written many book chapters, scientific papers, and opinion leading articles in global peer reviewed journals.

As Senior Medical Officer for Capita Plc he leads a team of around 1300 clinicians who work across a broad range of contracts delivering vital health services at national levels in the UK and internationally. He leads the clinical governance framework for the company, the health related corporate functions, and the clinical aspects of corporate commercial health strategy. He feeds directly into the Capita Healthcare Decisions Senior Leadership Team and advises the Clinical Editorial Team.