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Paul Vaughan

Paul Vaughan

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.

  • Outlining the Nursing Now Campaign which aims to raise the status and profile of nursing to transform its perception
  • Discuss the role of ambassadors within the campaign and how they work with schools to encourage more young people into nursing
  • Exploring the projects that are helping to change the perceptions of nursing
  • Share a call to action and sketch out the plans for Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020
  • Setting the context for the investment in General Practice Nursing and the challenges ahead
  • Exploring the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan which aims to support the recruitment, retention and return of nurses in general practice
  • Share thoughts on the changing landscape and future of General Practice Nursing