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Deputy Head and Programme Lead (Complex Care/Carers)

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Main area
Clinical Policy Unit
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Secondment only - ends 31/3/19
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House/Skipton House
£67,247 - £83,258 per annum
01/07/2018 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.

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Deputy Head and Programme Lead - Clinical Policy Unit

AFC Band 8d, £67,247- £83,258 p.a.

Secondment, ending 31st March 2019

An exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team at the cutting edge of national clinical policy development in the NHS to improve outcomes for the people of England.

The Deputy Head of the Clinical Policy Unit is a senior leader within the NHS England Medical Directorate responsible for delivering the core functions of the Unit, and for staff working on a wide range of projects and activities focused on driving and enabling improvement in quality and outcomes across the NHS.

The Clinical Policy Unit is responsible for the design, development and provision of advice on clinical policy to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) and future clinical challenges. This includes major killer diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular disease and sepsis; leading on causes of morbidity such as frailty and MSK; and to support operational implementation in FYFV priority areas. 

The Clinical Policy Unit has four main functions:

  • Designing clinical policy to address national strategic health challenges to improve health, care and use of resources.
  • Responding to urgent clinical issues and policy requirements
  • Accessing and building clinical evidence and insight
  • Wide stakeholder engagement and relationship management

We are seeking an experienced leader in clinical policy development who has operated in complex political environments with a proven track record of delivery. You will be expected to have excellent communication and organisational skills, team leadership and great attention to detail. Demonstrating strong political acumen you will have the ability to quickly establish credibility with other senior leaders and build productive relationships internally and externally. Exceptional Leadership skills, with an ability to provide a clear vision for change which inspires and motivates others is critical. This is an excellent opportunity to influence change at a national level for the population of England in a complex health and social care system.


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To discuss this role in more detail please contact Sarah Marsh (07825 448 251) or David Bramley (07900 715 097), Deputy Heads of the Clinical Policy Unit.