Dr Paul Paes

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Paes is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, based in Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust. Alongside his clinical role, he led the integration and development of palliative care services in the trust until 2015. He is currently a Clinical Director in the trust, having led on the Northumberland New Models of Care Vanguard Programme as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View. He is currently working with colleagues in the NHS and voluntary sectors and Universities to set up a research and transformation programme to complement and drive improvement in clinical services.

He is also active in research and education, holding a joint post with Newcastle University. His research interests are around decision making- he has recently completed his own doctorate on practical wisdom, and his doctoral students have carried out studies in decision making in palliative care. He has contributed e-learning sessions and book chapters in Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care.

His other main interest is in medical education; he is Sub-Dean in the School of Medical Education, Newcastle University, with responsibility for Admissions. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine and chairs the Education Committee.