North Cornwall representative
Paul is a retired company director who has spent most of his working life in the security industry. After retiring, Paul and his wife lived in Wiltshire where much of his time was spent as a trustee and volunteer with Wiltshire’s Air Ambulance.
Since moving to Cornwall six years ago, Paul has carried on with his volunteering work, this time with Cornwall Air Ambulance where he spends a lot of time in the community talking about their life saving work. In February 2019, Paul was invited to join the Citizens Advisory Panel as a lay member which has given him opportunity to engage with the communities and to promote the community based method of delivering care to the people of Cornwall. In 2016 Paul was elected to represent the east of Cornwall as a governor with Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; a role that he thoroughly enjoys. Paul is also an active member of the Launceston Medical Centre’s Patient Participation Group.
Paul maybe “new” to the NHS but he is very interested in finding out how it works and especially how new technology can help the NHS and more importantly the people who use it’s services, he really enjoys engaging with the community and listening to their stories and passing what he has learned on to the organisations that he represents as well as promoting the work from those organisations to the communities.