Paul Osman

Campaigning for improved carer identification and support. Representing cancer sufferers.

About Me

I retired early from Ford Motor Company in 2004 to be a full-time carer for my late wife who suffered from MS and 16 other comorbidities and was hospitalized 22 times at Broomfield Hospital.  I initially used the experience I had gained as a manager with global responsibility for paint materials in 23 Ford plants in 16 countries to chair all major committees as a school governor for eight years. My personal experience as a carer and survivor of 3 different types of cancer helps me to campaign for fellow carers and cancer sufferers.

Condition interest or area of knowledge

  • Patient, Carer & Public Voice
  • Campaigner for National Policy for Carer Identification & Support
  • Campaigner for earlier identification of Testicular and Prostate Cancer
  • I collect and maintain the glossary on this website of abbreviations, acronyms and jargon used in the NHS

Where I can help

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Suffolk
  • UK (National)

Organisations I am involved with: 

  • Member of East of England Citizens’ Senate & Website Administrator
  • Trustee and Director of Action for Family Carers Essex Charity
  • Member of Beauchamp House Surgery Award Winning Patient Participation Group
  • Member of Chelmsford City Primary Care Network Team
  • Member Broomfield Hospital Patient Partners
  • Member Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine Frailty Working Group
  • Member NHS England National Cancer Alliance Patient and Public Voices Forum
  • Patient Participation Representative on Early Diagnosis and Referral of Cancer by Community Pharmacists Pilot
  • Member East of England Cancer Alliance Patient Partners Board
  • Member OpenMedical Ederma Teledermatology Patient Participation Working Group
  • Member National Cancer Vaccine Delivery Launchpad Group
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