Clinical Senate Council

Patient representative

Paul has been an active Patient leader since 2006 when he was appointed to the board of Principia CIC (Practice Based Commissioning Group for Rushcliffe), contributing to committees in local NHS and Social Care organisations in South Nottinghamshire, including the newly formed Greater Nottingham Integrated Care Partnership’s Citizens’ Advisory. He is also a Patient Senate member at East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, chair of NHS Rushcliffe CCG Patient Cabinet, vice chair of NHS Rushcliffe CCG Patient Active group, and chair of Musters Medical Practice Patient Participation Group. Previous committee roles have included prioritization panel at Nottinghamshire Healthwatch and various committees at Principia and NHS Rushcliffe CCG including the Clinical reference group and Finance and Performance committee. In working life, as a member of Wilmington Healthcare’s Thought Leadership Group, Paul leads NHS and joint industry events around service transformation, particularly in mental health, neurological and other long-term conditions.  He co-chairs over 30 regional network conferences per year including Regional Mental Health Transformation and Sustainability Networks, Dermatology, Diabetes and Gastroenterology Networks. He has co-chaired more than 90 Regional Network events since 2011 for >6000 delegates. Paul spent over 15 years after graduating from Leeds University with a BSc in Biotechnology working in various commercial roles with the Pharmaceutical Industry prior to leaving in 2000 to set up his own training consultancy, which was acquired by Wilmington in 2014.