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Primary Care Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Primary Care Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term until 31/03/2020
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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1. Regatta Place, Liverpool 1. 1829 Building, Chester
1. Liverpool 1. Chester
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
22/08/2018 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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Due to changes in the Department, we have 2 exciting opportunities within the Primary Care Commissioning Team to undertake the role of Primary Care Support Officer at NHS England, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Both of these temporary posts are advertised as fixed term until 31/03/2020.  Anyone applying from within the NHS on a secondment basis should seek approval from their Organisation/Line Manager prior to applying.

As a Primary Care Support Officer, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Primary Care Commissioning Team.  Please see "About the Role" section of the job description for a detailed outline of the roles and responsibilities of the post.

In summary the postholder will:
• Support teams to ensure that the portfolio of tasks/projects is planned, managed and delivered effectively.
• Be a key member of the team, as well as supporting effective communication and stakeholder management, both internally and externally.
• Assist in the negotiation, monitoring and reviewing of a portfolio of primary care contracts including GMS/PMS, Dental, Optical and Pharmaceutical commissioned by the Primary Care Team.
• Assist in the development of the primary care contracts to meet the needs of the local area population, including GMS/PMS, Dental, Optical and Pharmaceutical services, working towards the delivery of local and national standards and targets.
• To assist in the managing of the development process to support any required primary care contract variations
• To assist with queries from Primary Care providers, colleagues and stakeholders.
• To assist in the project management of the commissioning process to ensure compliance with relevant legislation such as procurements and financial instructions.
• Attend and participate in meetings with primary care providers and stakeholders.

At present these roles will support the Medical/GP function of Primary Care. At least one of the roles will undertake support of Optometry Contracts. Therefore we ask applicants with knowledge of GMS/PMS/APMS/GOS to make sure this is included in your supporting information.

It is anticipated  that one post will be based at Chester and one based in Liverpool, although both post holders will require the ability to travel / work from both offices within the Cheshire & Merseyside team.

The postholder will also require the ability to travel across Cheshire & Merseyside to attend meetings with stakeholders and practices, therefore access to a vehicle would be desirable but is not essential.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you require further information about any aspect of the role or wish to discuss location, working hours, working pattern or job share options please contact:

Marion Dykes

Primary Care Project Manager

0113 825 3166