Charlie Talbot

Charlie Talbot is a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon in Harrogate.
He was drawn into surgery early in Medical school and quickly
realised that Orthopaedic surgery was his passion.


Charlie graduated from the University of Leeds in the class of 2000, before entering into surgical training in the Yorkshire region. After completing a postgraduate Masters (MSc) by Research in Mechanical Engineering, in 2006, he was appointed to the Yorkshire Orthopaedics and Trauma higher surgical training programme.

Charlie quickly developed an interest in Upper Limb, Sports and Arthroscopic surgery and went on to achieve his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2010. He progressed to higher Fellowship training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Internationally renowned Wrightington Upper Limb unit, and trained with Professors Ian Trail, Len Funk and Adam Watts. He finished his Orthopaedic training in Leeds and was given the opportunity to further his specialist education at the Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow unit under the supervision of David Potter and David Stanley, one of the world’s most experienced elbow surgeons.

In 2012, Charlie was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust. He has developed a busy arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder and elbow service, as well as providing an upper limb trauma service and a shoulder and elbow replacement practice. He practices privately in Harrogate and Leeds.

Special Interest

Charlie’s specialist interests are the arthroscopic (keyhole) treatment of shoulder injuries, particularly reconstructive surgery for shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears. Similarly, he has an interest in treating sports related elbow injuries, with minimally invasive, arthroscopic and open techniques; he also offers elbow replacement surgery.

Research & Education

Charlie has an interest in research and has published a number of articles in peer reviewed Orthopaedic journals, and written specialist book chapters for both shoulder and elbow textbooks. (Link to CV) Charlie believes in research that involves populations of patients being treated by populations of surgeons, follows an evidence-based practice and his patient outcomes.

Inspired by the teaching he received, Charlie has a number of teaching roles and regularly trains junior surgeons; he lectures on Shoulder and Elbow conditions and demonstrates on international practical shoulder courses.

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Having played rugby and rowed at school and University, Charlie enjoys sport. He currently enjoys recreational tennis, running, cycling and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Steward’s Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta.

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After multiple shoulder dislocations Charlie helped me set a route for recovery, which has been nothing but smooth sailing. Surgery went successfully and I am well on my way to playing the sports I was previously. Would highly recommend.

Mr EA Oct 2016

I would like to thank Charlie Talbot and his team for the operations performed on both my shoulders and also the aftercare put in place after my operations. I have played golf since I was 12 years of age and thought at one point that I would never get back to playing again. Charlie was always very positive and told me that he would get me playing golf again. Well, I have now been playing golf for nearly 2 years. Before surgery I had a handicap of 12 and I am now down to 9, not bad at the age of 68. So many many thanks.

Mr JS Jan 2017

After more than four decades of shoulder problems with a total of three surgeries the full shoulder replacement surgery by Mr. Talbot has changed my life beyond expectations. I am now able bodied for the first time in years and pain free.

Mrs JS Dec 2016

I would like to thank Mr. Talbot and the amazing team of nurses, physiotherapists and support staff for their care and support during my recent visit to the Duchy Hospital, Harrogate, for a replacement shoulder.  The care and attention I received was unparalleled. The pain free movement I now have has changed my life.

Mr AG Nov 2016