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Senior Policy Lead (Incentives)

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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London or Leeds
£61,777 - £72,597 per annum
18/08/2019 23:59

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. ​ Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Lead (Incentives) within the Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts group, within the Strategy and Innovation Directorate.

The Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts Group leads the development of contractual arrangements across the NHS that help deliver against the Long Term Plan for the NHS. This includes:

  • Maintenance and development of the contractual arrangements used to buy the majority of NHS acute, community and mental health care – the NHS Standard Contract
  • The development of integrated contracting models, principally the new Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract
  • The national GP contract and associated strategy for the future of primary medical service delivery
  • The national Community Pharmacy contract and the central function that oversees pharmacy commissioning
  • Incentive schemes such as the Quality Premium, CQUIN, GP Quality and Outcomes Framework and the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme.

This role will initially support the development of Primary Care Networks. Primary Care Networks consist of groups of practices working together with a range of local providers to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to their local populations. This role will initially support the development of seven new service specifications for Primary Care Networks to deliver NHS Long Term Plan goals. Five of the seven services will start by April 2020: structured medication reviews, enhanced health in care homes, anticipatory care (with community services), personalised care and supporting early cancer diagnosis. Two further services will start by 2021: cardio-vascular disease case-finding and locally agreed action to tackle inequalities. This role will involve close working with clinical colleagues and external stakeholders to design the service specifications.  The specifications will be agreed with GPC England as part of the annual GP contract negotiations.

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