A key appointment has been made by Swindon Clinical Commissioning group (Swindon CCG). Dr Peter Crouch, Clinical Chair of Swindon CCG, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have appointed a Lay Member of such high calibre".

 

Paul Byrnes will have responsibility for Chairing the Governing Body and the Patient and Public Involvement Forum.

Dr Peter Crouch, Clinical Chair of the CCG, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have appointed a Lay Member of such high calibre".

Paul, originally from Yorkshire, has lived with his family in the area for over 16 years. For the past 25 years, Paul’s working life has revolved around medical devices and operating theatres, culminating in being a European board member, overseeing operational efficiency and effectiveness across France, Germany, Italy and the UK.

For the past six years, Paul has increasingly specialised in people development and change leadership.

Paul is particularly motivated by the prospect of giving a deserving voice to those who might not naturally be heard, whilst having the chance to play a greater role in support of his wider community.

Dr Peter Crouch added " I have no doubt that our patients, service users and the public will benefit from Paul's contribution to the work of the NHS Swindon CCG Governing Body and on behalf of The Governing Body, I warmly welcome Paul Byrnes to our team as we all attempt to optimise the healthcare of the people of Swindon & Shrivenham.”