Dr Congleton qualified in 1987 undertaking speciality training in Leeds and London. She took up her first consultant post at Worthing General Hospital in 1997. Jo lead the development of the respiratory department, creating sub-speciality services supported by respiratory specialist nurses in COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, Interstitial Lung Disease and TB. In 2015 she moved Trusts to take up the post of Consultant in Integrated Respiratory Care in Brighton and Hove, working closely with the community respiratory team. Jo was appointed co-clinical lead to the then KSS SHA Respiratory Network (later adopted by KSS AHSN) in 2012 and continue in this role. In 2021 she took up the post of Respiratory Clinical Lead for NHS Sussex. Clinically she now works with her colleague Dr Buxton-Thomas in delivering the Interstitial Lung Disease service at UHSx (East).