Paul is the Regional Director of the RCN in the West Midlands, having taken up post in August 2009.
Paul has worked for the RCN in a variety of roles. Prior to becoming Regional Director he was the Health Care Assistant Adviser in the RCN's Nursing Department.
Paul made a significant contribution to the development of the health care assistant (HCA) role in general practice through his role as the National Project Manager with the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP) Health Care Assistant initiative.
His work with WiPP involved creating resources to optimise the role of the HCA in general practice. It resulted in an online toolkit for the whole general practice team, patients, educational providers and primary care trusts to support and develop the role as well as a host of other materials to provide clarity on issues affecting the role, such as accountability and delegation.
Paul has also worked as an RCN Learning and Development Facilitator where he led the delivery of the Nutrition Now campaign in the independent sector in Wales. He has also worked as an Employment Relations Officer, delivering employment relations and professional advice to RCN members.
Prior to working for the RCN Paul was an ENT senior nurse manager. He completed a Diploma in Management during which he developed a keen interest in leadership and personal development.
You can follow Paul on Twitter - @PaulNVaughan