Dr Paul Buss
Medical Director, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Dr Paul Buss, a Consultant Paediatrician since 1993 and based at the Royal Gwent Hospital. He has also been involved in clinical management roles since 2003 – undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Management at HSMC Birmingham.
His previous role was Assistant Medical Director of Quality and Professional Standards for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He was Deputy Medical Director of Gwent Healthcare Trust in a combined role as Medical Director of Powys Local Health Board from 2008-09.
He played the lead role in developing the current DNACPR policy (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for the NHS in Wales and was also appointed Co-Chair for the Review of Orphan and Ultra-Orphan Medicines in Wales.
Other experience includes Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (2005-06), developing an All Wales Policy on the usage of Medicines and Co-payment policy. Chair of a Task and Finish Group on the Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Wales and Chair of AWMDCSG (Medical Devices).
Dr Buss has a chief interest in the alignment of clinical policy with evidence based, financially sound, decision making and the need to increase senior clinical involvement in decisions relating to NHS resources. He is a council member of the Institute for Costing Value and a Winner of the HFMA (UK) Clinician Working with Finance Award (2017). He is passionate in relation to innovation in healthcare creating clinical value and hence sustainability.
Paul has played a lead clinical role in the development of the NHS Wales Finance Academy. He also participates on the UK Responsible Officer Reference Panel for the General Medical Council and is Interim Director of Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement (ABCi).