Support Contract Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Primary Care Commissioning Support
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Charter House
Welwyn Garden City
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
22/01/2018 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 Commissioning Contracting

NHS Midlands and East, South Locality team is seeking a recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic member of its GP Commissioning team to manage a portfolio of Primary Care contracts, based across the Hertfordshire locality. The role will involve contract management in terms of finance, activity and quality to ensure clinically effective, safe and cost effective services are being delivered to patients. The post holder will need to work effectively across teams where close working with the Medical and Finance Directorates is required.  The post holder will be working directly with CCG's as part of the co commissioning programme. You will also need effective communication skills, be a good team player and an have ability to understand and implement the relevant NHS Regulations and NHS England policies.

90% of NHS patient contacts happen in primary care settings, delivered by GPs, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists, and NHS England is responsible for ensuring primary care services are in place and delivering high quality, accessible patient care.

The successful candidate will work as part of the experienced NHS England Midlands and East South locality Primary Care Team, based within Charter House at Welwyn Garden City, you will be expected to work from The post is offered as a permanent term contract

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have an overwhelming response.

If you are shortlisted to attend an interview, you will be sent an email via this website. The email will be sent to the address that you have registered with this site. Therefore, please ensure you regularly check your email account to find out about any interview details.

For further details contact Caroline Goulding, Contract Manager - GP and Pharmacy Services .

Interviews will be held at Charter House, Welwyn Garden City

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Caroline Goulding, Contract Manager - GP and Pharmacy Services Tel: 07730379765 or