Paul Burns

Paul joins PCC from Hempsons solicitors, where he worked as a consultant providing advice to clients on a range of primary care matters. 
From 2009 – 2013, Paul was independent chairman to the Department of Health advisory group on pharmaceutical regulations.  This role required a detailed knowledge of that regulatory environment, an understanding of the relevant law and an ability to chair and work with a diverse range of professional representative groups providing leadership and vision when a consensus was not easily forthcoming. 
Paul brings NHS experience as chief executive of the FHS Appeal Authority and, following the transfer of the appellate function to the NHS Litigation Authority, as chief officer of FHS AU within the NHS Litigation Authority. As well as being a board member for over five years, Paul was the lead decision-taker for primary care appeals and chairman of the pharmacy appeals committee taking appropriate decisions and being responsible for defending judicial reviews.  
Paul has previously been a school governor for eight years, chairing numerous sub-committees in this role. 
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