Dr Craig Knighton

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

MBBS (London), BSC (Hons) Immunology), MRCP (London), FRCR (London) PDip Oncology (ICR, London),

Personal profile

Dr Craig Knighton graduated from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London, 1998, having also completed a BSc in Immunology.  He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, after gaining his MRCP qualification in 2006.

Dr Knighton completed his training on the Pan-Thames Clinical Oncology rotation working at hospitals including The Royal Marsden, and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital Oncology Unit, as well as district general hospitals in Maidstone, Kent, and Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologist, Clinical Oncology faculty in 2014.

He now works as a full time substantive Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Oncology Unit at Northampton General Hospital, specialising in cancers of the head and chest areas. He is also Oncology Lead/Link and sits on the Three Shires Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr Knighton provides a holistic approach to cancer care with his supportive team of allied professionals including nutritionists, clinical nurse specialists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Clinics are held every week and you can book an appointment with Dr Knighton either via this webpage or by calling the appointments team on 01604 620311 and speaking to a member of our team.

Professional Memberships

Clinical Interests

  • Brain and Neurological Cancers
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma)
  • Palliative Radiotherapy for all cancer types

Therapies include:

  • Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radio-Isotope Therapy
  • Palliative Care

Current NHS and/or University Posts

Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Northampton Campus of the South East Midlands Oncology Centre (SEMOC), Northampton General Hospital Trust

Year qualified:

1998