Paul has been a volunteer at Royal Papworth Hospital since 2017 following a successful pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) at Papworth Everard. His duties include meeting, greeting, assisting and signposting patients and visitors in the atrium and outpatient areas; and offering phone support to PEA candidates, nationwide, referred by the PEA specialist nurse team.

He is a qualified teacher and worked as a local newspaper reporter and for Norfolk Social Services.

Prior to early retirement, he worked for an NHS substance misuse service where he helped design and deliver pioneering drug education programmes at schools and colleges in West Norfolk and North Cambridgeshire.

Born and nurtured in Norfolk, Paul lives near King’s Lynn.