Professor Charles Hinds recognised for his exceptional contribution to intensive care medicine.
Professor Charles Hinds, a consultant in intensive care medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, has been awarded The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine’s gold medal.
The award recognises Professor Hind’s exceptional contribution to critical care, during a distinguished career spanning five decades.
Charles Hinds qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1972 and was appointed consultant and senior lecturer in anaesthesia and intensive care at the same hospital in 1980.
He was director of the intensive care unit at St Bartholomew’s and later for Barts and the London NHS Trust, for more than 15 years.
He has published three editions of the seminal textbook, Intensive Care: A concise textbook, with Professor David Watson.
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continued professional development of intensive care doctors and practitioners in the UK.
The Faculty was founded in 2010 and has more than 3,000 members.
The gold medal recognises work of national and international standing within the field of intensive care, through research, education and professional leadership.
Professor Charles Knight, chief executive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital said:
“Charles is richly deserving of this award, which recongises his unique contribution to intensive care medicine.
“He is an exceptional researcher and is incredibly passionate about supporting others to develop in their roles.
“We are very proud and grateful that he has called St Bartholomew’s his home throughout his remarkable career.”