Dr Charles Alessi is a practising GP in south west London. Dr Alessi has extensive experience of the NHS in a variety of senior positions in both primary and secondary care as well as PCTs and Health Authorities. Dr Alessi assumed the role of Chairman of NAPC from 1st January 2012. He is also Chairman of NHS Clinical Commissioners, the independent voice of clinical commissioning groups.
On the 1st July 2012, he was appointed Adjunct Research Professor at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada for the MBA in Health Innovation and on the 1st July 2013 was also appointed Adjunct Research Professor in Clinical Neurosciences at the Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In January 2013, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Public Health England. He also sits on the mental health Board of one of the largest Academic Health Networks, University College London Academic Health Partnership and is part of the leadership group of the South London Academic Health Network. He has extensive experience of working at senior levels both nationally and internationally, in Europe and the Americas. As Chair of the NAPC, he is at the heart of the recent health reforms and internationally he has been active in advising both Governments and international organisations. He was intimately involved in the one of the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group providing services to over 195,000 patients, 29 practices and over a 130 GPs. He also has experience of military medicine until recently acting as Director of Medicine and Clinical Governance for the British Armed Forces in Germany.