Professor Paul Coulter

Consultant Palliative medicine and General Practitioner (Panel Group 4)

MBChB, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, MRCGP (MERIT), DIP. PAL. MED., FRCP (Edin) (Palliative Medicine)

Paul is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University. He is the Medical Director at Hillcroft House Research Hub, and a Consultant in Palliative Medicine for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. He is dual trained and maintains his General Practice skills by working for the North East Ambulance Service.

In addition to these roles he works as a CQC Specialist Advisor, is trained as a medical expert witness and a medical examiner. He is an honorary lecturer at Newcastle and Glasgow University. As well as being the youngest ever President of the Highland Medical Society, he represented the North of Scotland Royal College of GPs on the end-of-life care bill. He is a Q member, which is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK, led by the health foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

He sits on the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s newly appointed Consultant’s Committee. Paul was awarded runner up for the prestigious RCGP Scottish GP of the year in 2011/12. In 2021 he was nominated for Inverclyde Dr of the year for his support to training Drs on the frontline in COVID. Finally he contributed to the Palliative care COVID guidelines in Scotland.