Paul Woodrow OBE has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the NHS spanning nearly thirty years. He joined the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in 1991 where his clinical career included time spent working in frontline operations as an ambulance technician before qualifying as a registered paramedic, he has also went on to further qualify as a specialist flight paramedic on London’s Air Ambulance.
He then transitioned from his clinical career into an operational management pathway where he held several senior managerial positions within the Trust with responsibility for operational delivery and performance. He has also undertaken previous roles in the wider NHS system and has worked with other ambulance Trust’s both nationally and internationally advising on operational delivery, systems and processes, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management.
Paul has a significant amount of board level experience in the NHS including Director of Performance and Executive Director of Operations roles. He also held the role of Accountable Emergency Officer in the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, visibly leading the organisations response to numerous major incidents including the Grenfell Tower fire and the multiple terrorist attacks in London in 2017. He was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to leadership in the NHS.
He is an accomplished and highly motivated executive level health leader with an evidenced history and track record of delivery at the highest level in the pre-hospital and healthcare system environment.