Quality Improvement Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Clinical Senate
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed term or secondment March 31st 2019
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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York House, Horley
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum , pro rata
25/02/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

NHS England South East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex)

South East Clinical Senate – Quality Improvement Lead (8a 0.6 wte)

Fixed-term or secondment until 31st March 2019


This is an exciting opportunity to join the South East Clinical Senate who forms part of the Medical Directorate of NHS England South East, (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) and work across the geography of Kent & Medway, Surrey and Sussex.


The clinical senate is responsible for providing independent clinical advice to commissioners and providers on all aspects of clinical care and especially on complex pathways delivered across multiple health and social care communities. It also has an important and evolving role in providing both early clinical formative advice and formal assurance of the clinical components of significant service reconfiguration proposed by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships prior to public consultation.


Close collaboration is required both nationally and regionally with colleagues from other Clinical Senate teams with associated travel to regional offices and to London. This is a unique role where we are seeking an appropriately skilled individual at grade 8a with relevant programme and project experience to support the Clinical Senate reviews.

The clinical senate role will focus on providing delegated leadership and support to a varied programme of clinical reviews undertaken by the senate, as well as supporting a national digital procurement of a clinical senate portal.


The post holder will be required to have the necessary experience and knowledge to design and support delivery of a transformation project or programme across organisational and professional boundaries and to provide the required improvement support for both commissioners and providers. They will also need skills in preparing written briefs and interpreting and reporting on complex discussions between clinicians. They will work alongside the relevant leads whilst ensuring timely programme delivery and being part of the wider clinical senate support team.


The post holder will need to develop and maintain close working relationships with multiple stakeholders across the STPs including clinicians, commissioners, health and social care providers, public health, voluntary sector, Health Education KSS, KSS Academic Health Science Network, patients, carers and the public.


To arrange an informal conversation please call Lydia Miller on 011382 50751 who will be able to arrange a time to speak with Ali Parsons (Associate Director Clinical Senate). Alternatively please email for further information. england.clinicalsenatesec@nhs.net

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Further details / informal visits contact

To arrange an informal conversation please call Lydia Miller on 011382 50751 who will be able to arrange a time to speak with Ali Parsons (Associate Director Clinical Senate). Alternatively please email for further information. england.clinicalsenatesec@nhs.net