John spent three years gaining General Medicine experience before training in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in the South West and Wessex. He spent a year as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Michigan Hospital before taking a post in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust at the start of 2000.
He led the design of the state of the art Critical Care facilities, and was one of the clinical team leading on design for the whole hospital. He was Clinical Director for the Department of Critical Care from 2010 – 2016, during which it was rated as “Outstanding” by the CQC, Chief of Service for CHAT, and an Associate Medical Director. He has been a CQC Specialist Advisor for Acute Hospital inspections, and has had a long held passion for improving patient safety and quality of services, championing an open and learning culture of strong multi-disciplinary team working.