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Contract Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Primary Care Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PL
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
16/08/2018 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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North Central London Primary Care Contracts Manager Band 6 


NHS England London Region Primary Care Commissioning Team is responsible for direct commissioning of primary care for London.


Medical, Dental, Optometry and Pharmacy are the four independent contractor services that make up primary care commissioning and contracting.


In 2015 Primary care co-commissioning was introduced. CCGs are now involved either jointly or delegated in the commissioning of primary medical services with NHS England.


London Region Primary Care Commissioning is divided into 5 Area Teams that support and work with its 32 CCGs at all levels of co-commissioning for nearly 1,400 GP practices.


North Central London comprises of 5 CCGs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) All the CCGs have been under a delegated commissioning arrangement since 1 April 2017.


As a Primary Care Contracts Manager, 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 London Region Area Team to manage commissioning and performance management of GP contracts across a geographical patch.


As a Primary Care contracts Manager, the post holder will support the Head of Department and their team to ensure that their work stream of programmes are planned and managed effectively and assist in their successful delivery, in particular:


  • Take the lead in the management of and response to queries received via the generic email and phone system. To work within the team to influence and improve the framework within which this system operates
  • Support teams to ensure that the portfolio of tasks/projects is planned, managed and delivered effectively
  • Support and inform the targeting of resources, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the tasks/projects by providing high quality support including complex information and analysis, communications and stakeholder management
  • Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordination with a range of organisations and individuals, researching and drafting correspondence and papers and ensuring the management of specific tasks, lead reporting and analysis across a range of specialities, functions and projects
  • Be a key member of the team supporting effective communication and stakeholder management, both internally and externally



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