Dr Paul Silverston

Visiting Professor of Primary Care

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

Before qualifying as a doctor at Bristol Medical School, Paul gained a BA Jt Hons in European History, Thought & Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and then moved to San Francisco to train as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic.  After completing the Cambridge GP Vocational Training Programme, Paul became a GP in Newmarket, where he combined his work as a family doctor with being a volunteer road accident rescue doctor and a Recognised Clinical Teacher for a number of medical schools. He was Coordinator of the Mid-Anglia GP Accident Service and then Chairman of the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, as well as a member of the PHTLS International Advisory Committee, having introduced PHTLS to the UK in 1992 and established the Cambridge PHTLS Programme.  

Paul left clinical practice in 2012 and became Director of Primary Care Education at The Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Assessment and Minor Illness Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, where he developed the Specialist Paramedic in Primary/Urgent Care Programme in 2017.  Paul became Visiting Fellow in Medical Education in Primary Care at UCS in 2011 and a Visiting Senior Fellow in 2013 and was appointed a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.  He is currently Visiting Professor of Primary Care at University of Suffolk and a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, where he is currently developing an on-line educational programme in minor illness for student paramedics.

His main areas of interest are pulse oximetry and the principles and practices of safer consulting, which he has published a number of articles on.