Paul gained his first degree (in social policy) from the London School of Economics in 1969, followed by a PhD at Durham in 1974 and for the first 12 years of his working life taught at Warwick University and the Polytechnic of North London.
In 1985 he left academic life to work in local government – mainly in London but also in the local government unit of the Labour party.
From 2001 until 2007 he served the Labour government as a special adviser on health, working with both Alan Milburn and John Reid. By the end of 2005 he was senior health policy adviser to the Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Between 2007 and 2009 Paul worked as director of strategy and commissioning at the London Strategic Health Authority.
Since then Paul has been working as a management consultant and executive coach helping leaders both within the NHS and internationally create and develop step changes within their organisation and most recently has been working with local NHS leaders to help develop the extended primary care model of Multi-Disciplinary Community Providers.
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