Dr Charles Fox qualified in medicine from Oxford University and St. Thomas’ Hospital and trained in diabetes centres at Leicester, Poole, St Thomas’, Exeter and Bristol. Since 1980, he has been a consultant physician with a special interest in diabetes at Northampton General Hospital. I now work in the hospital R&D department and for the University of Leicester.
Dr Fox’s special interests in diabetes are education, communication and patient empowerment, with particular emphasis on diabetes in people at each end of the spectrum, that is young adults and older people with diabetes. Since 1986 I have organised an annual counselling and empowerment course for health care professionals working in diabetes.
He has worked with the R&D unit at Northampton General Hospital since it was founded in 1982 and have been Principal Investigator in a large number of studies, including UKPDS, DESMOND, 4T and FOURIER.
Dr Fox has recently become interested in the problem of diabetes and dementia and the training of professionals who work in this area.