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Quality Improvement Lead - Cancer Alliance

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Quality Improvement Lead
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term contract lasting 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Jubilee House
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
15/11/2018 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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NHS England - Thames Valley Cancer Alliance

Thames Valley Cancer Alliance Quality Improvement Lead - Patient & Public Engagement (in partnership with Macmillan)

Base: Jubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park (South), Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LH

The national cancer strategy; Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: A strategy for England 2015 – 2020 set an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services to radically improve cancer outcomes and to ensure that patients can benefit from high quality modern services. There are six major themes around how this will be achieved, spanning the whole pathway and involving all partners involved in delivering cancer services locally.

These are prevention and public health, early and earlier diagnosis, improving patient experience, support to patients living with and beyond cancer, high quality modern services and new approaches to the commissioning and provision of services. Central to delivering this agenda are sixteen newly formed Cancer Alliances, which have been established on regional footprints as a crucial step in implementing the strategy, meeting challenges set out in the Five Year Forward View and the local sustainability and transformation plan (STP).

The Thames Valley Cancer Alliance covers the geographical area of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Swindon which equates to a population of 2.4 million. Thames Valley Cancer Alliance has successfully secured National Cancer Transformation Funding to deliver its ambitions.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as Quality Improvement Lead for Patient & Public Engagement. This role has been part funded by Macmillan and the individual will work closely with Macmillan to lead our exciting patient and public engagement plans.

As one of NHS England’s priority areas, cancer service improvement is central to our business. We are committed to working in partnership with local people, patients and/or their carers and our wider stakeholders to ensure the right services are in place. Good engagement practices are already well embedded and we now want to build on this, learning from areas of best practice, to make sure patients, local people and other key stakeholders are actively involved in developing, and shaping, our ambitious plans to improve patient care for all cancer patients.

We are committed to ensuring the patient voice informs clinical service developments and delivery.  This will require building close collaborations with both clinical and non-clinical teams across the whole patient pathway as well as other stakeholders.

The post holder will be an excellent communicator who is able to understand different perspectives and help get swift agreement on key issues, and manage through processes outside your control. You will have a good working understanding of the commissioning and strategic agenda affecting cancer services and be able to demonstrate that you can be adept at forming excellent working relationships with clinicians, patients/carers and other stakeholders across health and social care.

As a team member you will have a strong values base and inherent belief in the potential of people with cancer and their families to design and take more control over their care. The job will involve travel across the country.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information contact Monique Audifferen, Cancer Alliance Manager (, 07920233264)