John was elected in September 2018 for a three-year term. For over twenty years he worked in the NHS and for the Department of Health. With the NHS in Devon, he worked on supporting community hospitals, including the new Newton Abbot hospital. He helped set up the league of friends at Whipton Hospital in Exeter. At Cornwall and Isles of Scilly primary care trust, John answered questions from the public on controversial issues about the way health care is delivered. Working for Devon and Cornwall at NHS England, he looked into patient experience of local health services. His particular interests are in improving team working, delivering better communications among staff and patients and with local communities served by the RD&E.