Business Manager - Primary Care

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Primary Care Manager
NHS AfC: Band 7
Secondment / Fixed Term until 31/03/2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Oak House, Rotherham
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
24/01/2018 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.

Primary Care Business Manager – Band 7 (£31,696 - £41,787) – 2 Posts


These posts are offered on a fixed term or secondment opportunity until 31 March 2019.


Primary care transformation is at the heart of health and care reforms in Yorkshire and the Humber. Working within the commissioning directorate of NHS England Yorkshire and the Humber, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team to drive primary care commissioning across the system. The post holder will be responsible for managing and reporting on the commissioning of primary medical, pharmacy and optometry services, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary care services to our population. The team is actively involved in the development of co-commissioning arrangements with the 5 CCGs in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw locality and supporting the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Accountable Care System (ACS).


The post holder will support the Head of Co-Commissioning and their team to ensure that their work stream of programmes are planned and managed. Key elements of the role will include:


  • Negotiate, monitor and review a portfolio of primary care contracts including GMS/PMS, Optical and Pharmaceutical commissioned by the Local Area Team.
  • Support the commissioning of primary care contracts to meet the needs of the local area population, including GMS/PMS, Optical and Pharmaceutical services, working towards the delivery of local and national standards and targets.
  • Responsible for the development and production of information systems and reports to support business decisions, capacity planning and the ongoing monitoring of contracts.
  • To manage the development process to support any required primary care contract variations.
  • To ensure that the Local Area Team is best placed to understand changes in contract performance and that payment processes are supported by appropriate analysis.
  • Assimilate and interpret complex guidance, information and data relating to both finance and activity (working with other team colleagues).


The successful candidate must be committed to and focused on quality, and promotes high standards in all they do. 

Please note NHS England reserves the right to close the process earlier in the event of a high level of response.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about the post please contact either Victoria Lindon, Senior Primary Care Manager on 0113 825 3478 or Carolyn Ogle, Senior Primary Care Manager on 0113 825 3359 or email