John Knighton started as a Consultant in Portsmouth in 2000. He led the planning and design of the new Critical Care Unit which opened in 2009. Following Departmental lead roles for Audit, IT and Governance he took over as Clinical Director in 2010. He is now Chief of Service for Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Theatres, HSDU and Infection Prevention. He has a sustained interest in safety, quality and outcome improvement in Critical Care.