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Head of Clinical Network Development

Date Posted: Jun 23, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    10 Year
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  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 20, 2022

Job Description

Our Organisation NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation. At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you. Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage. We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients. An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen due to promotion of the current post holder as the Head of Clinical Network Development within the London Clinical Networks & Senate team of the London Region Medical Directorate. We are seeking to recruit to a 2 year secondment. The individual will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with senior leads to shape the improvement and transformation of services across London. The London Clinical Networks represent clinical speciality areas and have a key role in enabling clinical improvement for each population. The networks support Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to deliver NHS Long Term Plan commitments, COVID-19 recovery and restoration, addressing heath inequalities and improving population health outcomes. The London Clinical Networks are part of the national clinical networks and bring stakeholders together – across complex patient pathways working service providers, patients and Integrated Care System leads – to create alignment around programmes of transformational work that will improve outcomes for Londoners. The networks provide the clinical expertise and leadership to drive decision making, measure and benchmark quality and outcomes, reduce unwarranted variation of care and share best practice and innovation. As the Head of Clinical Network Development, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team, responsible for the development and delivery of effective clinical network arrangements for specific conditions and patient groups in a defined geographical area. The postholder will act as a change agent to enable delivery of relevant outcome indicators from the public health, NHS and social care outcome frameworks, as well as an advocate for change effectively. In delivering the strategic objectives the postholder will be expected to demonstrate expertise in the full range of relevant competencies including evaluation techniques, policy analysis and translation and ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. Applicants should have experience of successfully leading strategic change in a complex environment together with an ability to engage health and care professionals, to drive improvements in quality and outcomes. Experience in delivering large scale change and population health programmes is desirable. Interested candidates must be able to secure a secondment from their current role. Please note that the reason for the fixed term of your contract is the programme funding for 2 years For further information, please contact Malti Varshney on [email protected] or Robin Plata on [email protected] Interviews will take place in mid-June. Applicants will also be required to undergo a test prior to the interview and to attend a stakeholder panel Our commitments to you We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent. Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow. Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK under the Skilled Worker route are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab). Please note that we currently do not accept applications via recruitment agencies. The NHSBSA is responsible for the processing of your application; a privacy notice is attached to advise you on how we will process your personal data. If you have applied via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. If you have a query relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected] or 0300 330 1369. NHS England and NHS Improvement

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