Dr Jenkins graduated in Medicine in 1985 from King's College Medical School, University of London and trained in Medical Microbiology in the Public Health Laboratory Service and Newcastle-upon-Tyne before taking up a consultant post in Leicester in 1997 at an 1800-bed hospital organisation . He is the lead doctor for Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Leicester. He became President of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, a British learned society with an international perspective in April 2021. His interests include improving the quality of antimicrobial prescribing through a multidisciplinary approach. He is currently working on developing an accreditation programme for antimicrobial stewardship.