Business Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term contract to the 31st March 2019
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£23,023-£29,608 per annum
22/07/2018 23:59

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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Diabetes Business Support Officer

Over 3 million people in England have been diagnosed with diabetes, with a further estimated 500,000 undiagnosed cases. An estimated 5 million people are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a major contributor to heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation, and is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age. As well as the human cost, its treatment accounts for just under nine per cent of the annual NHS budget; around £8.8 billion a year.

That’s why the NHS Five Year Forward View set out an ambition to become the first country to implement at scale a national evidence-based Type 2 diabetes prevention programme. In partnership with Public Health England and Diabetes UK, NHS England is implementing lifestyle change services across England to support and empower individuals to lose weight, eat a healthier diet and increase their levels of physical activity to reduce their risk of developing the disease. By 2020 100,000 individuals will be supported through the programme every year.

In 2017, the programme began a Digital Workstream to explore how digital technologies can offer a more flexible and convenient channels for people to engage in improving their health. 8 local health economy pilots are evaluating a range of interventions.

A third workstream of the Diabetes Programme is focused on improving the treatment and care of those with Diabetes. In 2017 over £42m was made available through a bidding process to local health economies to improve services and reduce variation in care. The post holder will support the PMO function as part of a dynamic programme team covering all 3 of the above workstreams, and be responsible for the day to day work assigned to the Diabetes Programme team

The successful candidate will support the governance, reporting and business management of the programme and support programme planning and assurance activities.

Please note no previous applicants need apply.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Slee

PMO Business Manager

Tel: 0113 824 8455



Musmirah Irfan

PMO Lead – NHS Diabetes Programme team

Tel: 0782 445 7050