Quality Improvement Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term or Secondment to 31/03/19
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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York House, Horley
£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
27/02/2018 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 Networks – Senior Quality Improvement Lead 8b 1.0 wte

Mental Health

1 year fixed-term or secondment until 31st March 2019

An opportunity has arisen to join the South East Clinical Networks who form a core part of the Medical Directorate of NHS England South East and work across the geography of Kent & Medway, Surrey and Sussex to support STP delivery of the NHS England priority clinical programmes of mental health, maternity and diabetes. Close collaboration is required both nationally and regionally with associated travel.

We are currently seeking a skilled individual at grade 8b with appropriate clinical knowledge and programme experience to cover maternity leave and be able to lead/support the Clinical Network adult mental health programme. The role will encompass the whole range of the adult mental health programme delivery but also managing the regional reporting requirements in collaboration with the Assurance & Delivery team. In addition, there will also be a requirement to work closely with and alongside the Surrey Heartlands STP mental health team providing bespoke advice and support.

The postholder will be required to have the necessary experience and knowledge to design and support delivery of a transformation programme across organisational and professional boundaries. They will work alongside the relevant clinical lead/s and quality improvement leads whilst ensuring timely programme delivery and being part of the wider clinical networks support team.

Reporting to the Network Manager, the Senior Quality Improvement Lead will need to develop and maintain close working relationships with multiple stakeholders across the STPs including commissioners, health and social care providers, public health, voluntary sector, Health Education KSS, KSS Academic Health Science Network, patients, carers and the public.



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