Paul obtained his BSc (Hons) from the School of Pharmacy at Portsmouth in 1982 and registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1983. He gained, in 2008, his MSc in Health Sciences from St Georges Hospital, University of London.
Paul has over 25 years experience of working in community pharmacy as a branch and area manager and as an independent contractor. During the last ten years he has worked extensively with Primary Care Trusts and has been a board member twice. Paul is currently the Chief Officer of Suffolk and Great Yarmouth Local Pharmaceutical Committee and a governor of the charity Coeliac UK.