Dr Paul Zollinger-Read CBE

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read CBE

Chief Medical Officer


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Bupa UK

E: bupapressoffice@bupa.com
T: +44 207 656 2454

He is available for comment on a wide range of topics including: 

  • Quality and governance
  • Commissioning 
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Specialist care
  • Medical technology
  • Medication
  • Genetics

About Dr Paul Zollinger-Read:

Paul studied medicine at Cambridge and then Guys Hospital, qualifying in 1986. He then went on to train as a GP in Oxford before becoming a GP Principle in 1991.

He commenced his NHS management career during the development of Fund Holding and spent some time working with the early NHS Modernisation Agency in 2002.  He set up and became CEO of one of the first Care Trusts in the country, merging health and adult social care into one organisation.

Paul has been CEO of numerous NHS PCTs. In July 2010 Paul was also asked to lead the development of GP consortia in the East of England which expanded to cover the Midlands and East when SHAs clustered in October 2012.

In February 2011 Paul joined the Kings Fund as Medical Advisor and Primary Care Advisor. In July 2012 Paul became the Chief Medical Officer of Bupa.


  • Paul has written articles for Health Service Journal and British Journal of Health Care Management
  • Article published in New England Journal of Medicine: “What are the lessons from the USA for clinical commissioning groups in the English National Health Service?”
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