Charles Maxwell-Armstrong qualified from Bristol University in 1991. After house jobs at Bristol Royal Infirmary on the professorial general surgical and orthopaedic units, he undertook basic surgical training in Nottingham. Between 1995 and 1997 he completed his higher degree in colorectal cancer immunotherapy. This was awarded a Doctor of Medicine by Nottingham University and a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He completed the Mid-Trent Higher Surgical training scheme, and spent his Fellowship year at St Mark’s Hospital, London and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. He was appointed a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals in August 2002. In 2011 he was made an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor by the University of Nottingham.
Charles Maxwell-Armstrong was Head of Service within the Directorate from 2007-2014. He was Trust lead for the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) programme between 2011 and 2014, and a member of LAPCO Steering Group 2008-2013 (National training programme for laparoscopic colorectal surgery). He is past chair of the Multidisciplinary Committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and is a member of Council and the Executive Committee. He is also Honorary Secretary for ACPGBI.