Assistant Director of Specialised Commissioning

NHS AfC: Band 9

Main area
Specialised Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 9
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Waterfront 4, Newcastle
£79,415 - £100,431 per annum
27/02/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their 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 spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

North Regional Specialised Commissioning Team

Assistant Director of Specialised Commissioning - responsible for the Cumbria and the North East (C&NE) Specialised Commissioning Hub.

Full time, permanent post - 37.5 hours per week

As Assistant Director of Specialised Commissioning, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service, supporting managers and staff across the hub team leading on the contracting of specialised services with providers within C&NE boundaries for patients across England.

To be a key member of the regional leadership team contributing to the management and key decision making of the specialised commissioning regional function across the North of England.

The post will ensure the operational delivery of all national strategies for specialised services through the contracting process with providers for specialised mental health and acute specialised services. The post holder will also manage all the hub functions either directly or in conjunction with the lead professional director.

The post will develop and maintain effective contract management including negotiation of contracts, activity and financial modelling, contract monitoring and performance management and delivery of Quality Innovation, Productivity and Prevention programme, in line with agreed national contracting and planning guidance and in line with national policies.

The post holder will be responsible for establishing and leading Place Based Commissioning of specialised services with CCGs, STPs and ACS, in line with national policy and guidance for the C&NE.

As well as the operational responsibilities for the C&NE hub, the Assistant Director of Specialised Commissioning will also take a strategic leadership role within the region.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Kirsty McBride

Tel : 0113 825 2785