Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Project/Programme Management
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term to 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House London or Quarry House Leeds
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
20/07/2018 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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The Maternity and Women's Health team is part of the national Nursing Directorate in NHS England. The Maternity Transformation Programme drives forward policy to transform maternity services and includes the implementation of the 28 recommendations set out in the National Maternity Review, Better Births.

This role provides an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of maternity and clinical policy and strategy development, working closely with the National clinical Director for Maternity and Women's Health, Medical Directors and key system leaders. An important aspect of the role will be about managing the interface with a range of partner organisations nationally, including the Department of Health as well as NHS staff and the public.

In particular, the team leads and co-ordinates implementation of the Maternity Programme, working closely with other national Arms' Length Bodies and stakeholders, and supporting the local NHS to transform local services. In this, the team supports Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chair of the Maternity Transformation Board and Jane Cummings, the SRO. 

The Maternity Transformation Programme implements the findings of the National Maternity Review Better Births. Better Births was an NHS England commissioned review- led by independent experts and chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege. It sets out wide-ranging proposals designed to make care safer and give women greater control and more choices.

Better Births finds that despite the increase in the number of births and the increasing complexity of cases, the quality and outcomes of maternity services have improved significantly over the last decade. However, the review also found meaningful differences across the country, and further opportunities to improve the safety of care and reduce stillbirths.

Better Births highlights seven key priorities to drive improvement and ensure women and babies receive excellent, safer and personalised care wherever they live. The Maternity Transformation Programme is built around nine workstreams, with a Board Member leading implementation on each.

The post is programme funded, and the funding cycle for 18/19 completes in March 2019, however, the programme is due to continue until 2021, and therefore we expect that programme funded posts will continue to the end of the programme at a minimum.


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