Paul Osman

Campaigning for improved carer identification and support.

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 15 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
  • Testicular and Prostate Cancer
  • I collect and maintain the glossary of abbreviations, acronyms and jargon used in the NHS

Where I can help

  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • 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 Mid-Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Patient Participation Reference Group
  • Member Broomfield Hospital Patients Council
  • Member Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine Frailty Working Group
  • Member NHS England Cancer Alliance Patient and Public Voices Forum
  • East of England Cancer Alliance Patient Advisory Board
  • Member University of Cambridge and CLAHRC Positive Ageing and Public Involvement Group
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