Clinical Priorities Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Nursing and Quality
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Leicester and Welwyn Garden City
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
26/07/2018 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.

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As the Clinical Priorities Manager within the Nursing and Quality Directorate, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the DCO Team.


To provide a focus for all issues relating to service quality, standards and outcomes. To develop and drive quality improvement in the role of commissioning services.


NHS England has introduced an Improvement and Assessment Framework for CCGs (CCG IAF) which replaced both the existing CCG Assurance Framework and separate CCG performance dashboard. In the Government’s Mandate to NHS England, this new framework takes an enhanced and more central place in the overall arrangements for public accountability of the NHS.

The Five Year Forward View1, NHS Planning Guidance2, and the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for each area, are all driven by the pursuit of the “triple aim”: (i) improving the health and wellbeing of the whole population; (ii) better quality for all patients, through care redesign; and (iii) better value for taxpayers in a financially sustainable system. The new framework aligns key objectives and priorities, including the way we assess and manage our day-to-day relationships with CCGs.

The clinical priority areas are as follows:


  • Mental Health
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Transforming Care
  • Elective Care & Maternity
  • Primary Care


The post holder will working closely with the CCG, STP leads and the Clinical Directorates, take day to day responsibility for key work-streams that support the delivery clincal priorities across the wider Health and Social care system, achieve sustained improvements in patient safety and quality and support the triple aim, ensuring high quality care, compassion and a positive patient experience are at the heart of the delivery system.


The post holder will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed and oversee their delivery.

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Interviews for this post are proposed to take place at Fosse House, 6 Smith Way, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SX