Consultant in Occupational Medicine

After graduating from Leicester University Medical School in 1988, Paul completed general professional training in hospital medicine, before specialising in occupational medicine from 1997. Paul’s occupational health experience includes health services, public, independent and voluntary sectors. Paul also has experience of managing a developing an occupational health service. Since achieving specialist accreditation in 2001, Paul has worked as an NHS consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2012, Paul has worked as part of the Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service providing occupational health advice to the Houses of Parliament. Paul has published papers in peer reviewed journals on a range of occupational health issues including infections, mental health and undergraduate teaching in occupational medicine, and has co-authored book chapters on blood-borne viruses and work and musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. Since 2010, he has been an Assistant Editor for the journal Occupational Medicine and has also served as a diploma examiner and dissertation assessor for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Paul served on the British Medical Association Occupational Health Committee for ten years from 1998, as deputy chair from 2001-5, and chair from 2005-8. From 2004 to 2008 he was the occupational health representative on BMA Council and acted as a media spokesperson for the BMA on healthcare associated infections. Paul represented the BMA on the Safer Needles Network (Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network from 2021) from 2001-8 and has chaired the Network since 2003.


The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • UK HSA
  • Boston Scientific
  • Stryker
  • Unison
  • RCN
  • phs
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • ABHI