Senior Analytical Lead - Operational Research

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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Senior Analytical Lead
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
24/07/2018 23:59
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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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This post is in the Operational Research and Evaluation Unit (OR&E), in the NHS England Data, Analytical and Intelligence Service.  The service is within the Operations and Information Directorate.

The Operational Research and Evaluation Unit (OR&E) was set up in 2015 in response to a commitment in the Five Year Forward View to expand and strengthen NHS operational research and evaluation.

Since then the unit has grown from a staff of two to a staff of over forty, largely in response to increasing demand for our services. We have established a reputation for high quality, innovative analysis which has practical application and achieves impact. We attract exceptional analysts with diverse skills and experience – including data science, statistics, operational research, social research, economics, and public health.

We undertake and use analysis and evaluation to shape transformation and high impact change in the health and care system.  We work collaboratively, across the life cycle of national programmes, including in policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation.

We are leading evaluation work for a number of high profile programmes:

In addition to the OR&E Unit there are three other analytical teams within this service:

  • Analytical Insight Resource Unit – which acts as a flexible resource taking on cross cutting and urgent projects
  • Commissioning & Policy Analytical Unit – which leads analysis of primary care, mental health, health inequalities and innovation
  • Clinical Programmes and Patient Insight Analytical Unit – leading analysis of cancer, diabetes, urgent care, and patient surveys

NHS England analysts support the breadth of NHS England’s responsibilities and undertake a wide range and variety of work including evaluation of large, complex programmes, bespoke modelling to support new policy initiatives and analysing data and surveys to understand NHS performance.

Some examples of projects undertaken by NHS England analysts include; modelling future levels of hospital activity and production of a tool to help support local areas for long term planning; evaluating the success of new ways of delivering care to patients as part of the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View; analysis to understand the drivers behind cancer waiting times; analysis of the drivers behind the growth in GP referrals; and modelling to support the Maternity Review including development of a model for understanding and planning midwifery workload.


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Charles Tallack
Head of OR&EU