Rutter, Dr Charlotte

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK) (Gastroenterology), PGCert, FHEA

Rutter, Dr Charlotte (gastroenterology) photo




Intestinal failure

Training and education

  • BSc (Hons) Physiology - University College London, 1999
  • MBChB (medical degree) - University of Dundee, 2004
  • Postgraduate training – East of Scotland, West of Scotland and the Severn Deanery, 2004 to 2010
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) - 2009
  • Higher specialty training in gastroenterology and general internal medicine - Severn Deanery, 2010 to 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals - University of Bristol, 2012
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Gastroenterology) - 2013
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2013
  • Senior clinical fellow in intestinal failure – St Mark’s Hospital, London, 2013
  • Senior clinical fellow in intestinal and multivisceral transplantation – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, 2013 and 2015 to 16


Dr Rutter joined the Trust as a consultant in gastroenterology and intestinal failure in May 2016.

Dr Rutter is one of four physicians who run the Southampton nutrition support and intestinal failure service. Southampton is a regional referral centre for patients with complex intestinal disease who require artificial nutrition and hydration support in the form of tube or intravenous feeding (administered into a vein).

Dr Rutter looks after patients with a range of gastroenterological disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies (tests to examine the inside of the body using a thin tube with a camera). This includes the insertion of feeding tubes.

Dr Rutter is an honorary visiting specialist in multivisceral (multi-organ) transplantation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and works closely with teams in Cambridge and Oxford to look after patients who are being assessed for, or who have undergone, intestinal transplant. She attends the monthly National Adult Small Intestinal Transplant forum (NASIT), at which patients being considered for intestinal transplant are discussed.

Dr Rutter leads the gatroenterology department lead at UHS. She holds a postgraduate certificate in medical education and is involved in local and national teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Rutter is the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) workforce lead and is a past chair of the BSG trainees section.

Dr Rutter is involved in the recruitment of patients into trials in clinical nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her clinical research interests are in the progression of intestinal failure associated liver disease and renal impairment post intestinal transplant.


You can contact Dr Rutter via her secretary Anita Schutterlin - call 023 8120 4153 or send an email.