Rutter, Dr Charlotte

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK) (Gastroenterology), PGCert, FHEARutter, 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, 2004-2010
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians - 2009
  • Higher specialty training in gastroenterology and general internal medicine - Severn Deanery, 2010-2015
  • 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 2015-2016


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

Dr Rutter looks after general gastroenterology inpatients and outpatients. She is one of three physicians who run Southampton's nutrition support and intestinal failure service. Southampton is a regional referral centre for patients with complex intestinal failure who need nutritional support in the form of tube feeding or intravenous feeding. Dr Rutter is accredited in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies, including the insertion of feeding tubes.

During her specialist training, Dr Rutter completed senior clinical fellowships in intestinal failure at St Mark’s Hospital in London, and in intestinal and multivisceral (multiple organ) transplantation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She is an honorary visiting specialist in multivisceral transplantation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and works closely with Cambridge and Oxford to look after patients who are being assessed for or have already undergone bowel transplantation.

She also attends the National Adult Small Intestinal Transplant forum (NASIT), which meets every two months to discuss patients being considered for bowel transplantation.

Dr Rutter is the postgraduate training lead for the department of gastroenterology and is a faculty member on a number of national medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition courses. She maintains close links with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) having been the chair of the BSG Trainees Section. She was the BSG trainees representative on the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) medical trainees committee.


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