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Quality Improvement Lead for Diabetes

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term or Secondment for 1 Year
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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York House
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
26/08/2018 23:59
Interview date

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and 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 their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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NHS England South East (Kent Surrey Sussex)

South East (KSS) Clinical Networks – Quality Improvement Lead (band 8a 1.0 wte)


Fixed-term or secondment for one year


This is an exciting opportunity to join the South East (KSS) Clinical Networks who form part of the Medical Directorate of NHS England South East (KSS) and work across the geography of Kent & Medway, Surrey and Sussex to support delivery of the NHS England priority clinical programmes of mental health & dementia, maternity, diabetes and the cardiovascular components of urgent & emergency care. Close collaboration is required both nationally and regionally with colleagues from other Clinical Network teams with associated travel to London and wider geography.


We are currently seeking an appropriately skilled individual at band 8a with relevant programme and ideally assurance experience to support the diabetes transformation programme. This programme primarily seeks to assure and support delivery of the NHS Treatment & Care Programme and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, motivational, and quality improvement skills, be able to influence and encourage teams to work across organisational boundaries and hold patient care at the heart of their work. They will have practical knowledge of programme management and experience of delivering projects across organisational and geographic boundaries. Experience in delivering diabetes quality improvement would be desirable.


Reporting to the Diabetes Senior Quality Improvement Lead, the postholder will need to develop and maintain close working relationships with multiple stakeholders across the 3 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) including commissioners, health and social care providers, public health, voluntary sector, Health Education KSS, KSS Academic Health Science Network, patients and carers. They will also be a key part of the wider clinical networks support team.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To have an informal conversation please contact Abigail Kitt (Diabetes Senior Quality Improvement Lead) on 07730 379715.