Until summer 2017 I worked as an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle spending 50% of my time in each with anaesthetic interests including patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns and reconstructive surgery. Since taking on the national lead for Getting It Right First Time for Critical Care I am now “ just” an intensivist. I am a Past President of the ICS and Past Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. I led the production of the new curriculum for ICM and the ICM component of the anaesthesia curriculum. I led the production of the DH framework for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners and the FICM curriculum for ACCPs.