Head of Perceptions and General Practice Nursing,
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Paul works with NHS England/NHS Improvement as the Head of General Practice Nursing and Perception of Nursing. Previous Paul was a Director of Nursing, Transformation within the organisation. Currently, the focus of his role is on general practice nursing and the delivery of the GPN Ten Point Plan. Paul also leads a national initiative on the perception of nursing. As Regional Director, Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Paul led and managed RCN services in the West Midlands. Engaging members in the work of the RCN was a key focus for Paul. Through his conception and delivery of the Local Learning Event Programme (branch engagement) and the Cultural Ambassadors Programme (addressing concerns of BME members with the disciplinary and grievance process) the region gained a reputation for listening to members and working with them to deliver positive change. Paul made a significant contribution to the development of the HCA role in general practice through his role as the National Project Manager with the Working in Partnership Programmes (WiPP), Health Care Assistant Initiative. Paul completed a Masters in Management with the University of Liverpool and his dissertation focused on the factors that enable nursing staff to raise concerns in their workplace.