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Quality Improvement Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Quality Improvement Lead (Diabetes)
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term until 30th September 2019
Part Time 30 hours per week
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Yorkshire and the Humber
Yorkshire and the Humber
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata
26/02/2019 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.

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Quality Improvement Lead (QIL) Diabetes – AfC BAND 7


Base: Oak House, Rotherham; Health House, Willerby; or Quarry House, Leeds


Secondment/Fixed Term Contract: from date of appointment to 30th September 2019


The Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Networks (CNs) work across Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health and Dementia, and Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (CYPMH) and Maternity providing support to programmes of work where a whole system, integrated approach is needed to achieve a sustainable change in quality, experience and outcomes of care for patients.


Diabetes is a national priority for NHS England with 3 elements to the national programme – the Diabetes Prevention Programme, the Treatment and Care Programme and the digital support initiative.   The role of the CN Team is to support and assure the national work programme projects in Y&H and the collaborative priorities of our stakeholders in Yorkshire and the Humber. This work is undertaken with commissioners in CCGs, NHS England and trust based clinical/managerial staff. Much of the work also includes extensive engagement with voluntary organisations and charities, so the successful candidate will work with a wide variety of NHS and non NHS colleagues when in post.


As the Diabetes Quality Improvement Lead (QIL) you will be responsible for planning and managing network priority projects based on agreed work programmes. The QIL will use a range of service improvement techniques to deliver bespoke projects and monitor milestones and outcomes of work. The QIL will also co-ordinate the collection, analysis, synthesis and presentation of appropriate quantitative and qualitative data to support the commissioning process. In addition the QIL will develop and manage communication strategies across the network, ensuring that information and opportunities to actively engage others in the network projects are maximised.


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent. They will have significant experience working in one or more of the following: secondary care, an equivalent operational role, a commissioning role and/or clinical role, where a number of wide scale quality/service improvement projects, in complex and challenging environments, have been managed. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills to develop mature relationships with CCGs, NHS England and non NHS partners.


The role will form part of a small Diabetes team that spans the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. Therefore, the post holder will need to be able to adapt to different styles and paces of working and be flexible to travel to meetings as required.


The Quality Improvement Lead will be based either in Oak House, Rotherham, Health House in Willerby, or Quarry House in Leeds and a car driver/owner is essential due to the travelling required in the role

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For a discussion about this post, and option for informal visit to meet, please contact:


Juliet Fidorra, Quality Improvement Manager at or Joanne Poole, Senate and Network Manager at