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Paul Gibara

Chief Commissioning and Performance Officer

Paul was appointed Chief Commissioning and Performance Officer for East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group in July 2017, joining from Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group where he held the role of Deputy Executive for Planning and Commissioning.

Paul is responsible for leading on the systems and processes on key programmes of work, including the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme. He also supports the development of our strategy and plans for the future of services in our region, and ensures our performance remains strong. Paul oversees the Continuing Healthcare contract and our contract with our current Commissioning Support Unit.

He brings a wealth of experience from across healthcare, having originally trained as a student nurse as an 18-year-old, Paul has occupied a range of roles from senior nursing management roles in clinical practice to operational management in acute trusts and health authority, before moving into commissioning in 2014.

18 years spent working in clinical practice has given Paul a thorough understanding of patients’ needs, working in medicine, surgery, toxicology and intensive care. A further 17 years in operational management in acute providers has offered Paul a broader perspective of the healthcare system, experience which has been highly valuable since his move into commissioning.

Whilst working at Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, Paul supported the Continuing Healthcare team in developing Personal Health Budgets, giving patients more choice around their care. Paul also supported the local mental health trust as a director.

More recently, as Deputy Executive of Planning and Commissioning at Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, he managed the CCG’s main contracts with secondary care providers and supported the ‘left shift’ of outpatient services from hospital to community settings, ensuring patients are treated closer to home. Paul pioneered a county-wide cancer delivery group, developing a web programme for the delivery of future cancer care in the region.

Paul is passionate about working as part of a team to make a difference to the healthcare of patients, and hopes to use his experience to help improve outcomes for our 325,000 patients.