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Paula Clarke

Paula Clarke

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

The information on this page is historic. Visit the UHBW Trust Board pages for the latest information.

Paula Clarke - Director of Strategy and Transformation

Paula joined the NHS as a General Management trainee and over the last 25 years, has held senior manager posts in commissioning, provider and primary care organisations, working predominantly in the integrated health and social care system in Northern Ireland. Paula has over 10 years' experience at Board level, including serving as the interim Chief Executive of Southern Health and Social Care Trust in 2015/16, providing all health and social care services to the 360,000 local population and managing an operating income of £550m.

Paula joined UH Bristol in April 2016, bringing extensive experience in strategic planning and delivery, continuous improvement, partnership working and service redesign.

Key priorities for Paula are enabling improvement in individual and population health and well-being through strategic transformation, collaboration and inclusion and by supporting every member of staff to take personal ownership for improving what they do, no matter how small.