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Head of Primary Care Development

Job Reference: 468-ENH041

East and North Herts CCG
Primary Care
Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City
£40,428 - £48,514 pa inc

This post will support the Associate Director of Primary Care by being the lead for the delivery of the Primary Care Development work programme. A key role will be leading the delivery of the CCGs’ General Practice Forward View (GPFV) work stream, which is one of the CCGs large work programmes leading and supporting the transformation and development of General Practice.

GP Forward View

The GP Forward View was published on 21st April 2016 by NHS England and sets out NHS England’s commitments to strengthen general practice in the short term and support sustainable transformation of primary care for the future. It aims to address the underinvestment in primary care, seek transformation and tackle the very real pressures on GPs and General Practice that have been particularly growing over the last ten years.

The GPFV set out a five year programme of work that contains some specific, practical and funded steps in 6 key areas:

    1. Model of Care (Care redesign)

    1. Improving Access.

    1. Workforce.

    1. Workload.

    1. Practice Infrastructure

    1. Investment – including transformational support, ring fenced devolved funding and other investment such as ETTF, GP Resilience programme, GPIT etc

Many of the actions in the GPFV are also for NHS England, Health Education England and the Care Quality Commission to take forward, so it is imperative the post holder has prior experience in primary care in particular General Practice and has strong partnership skills. There will be other key programmes to support such as the ICT work stream, STP Primary Care workstream and others as discussed and agreed.

This will include the commissioning and support arrangements of service redesign with the post holder responsible for co-ordinating matrix working with GP’s, finance, contracting, information and other commissioning colleagues across the CCG directorates and the STP footprint.

This post will also ensure that a partnership approach is effective in designing and supporting the commissioning, procuring and monitoring of clinically appropriate, equitable and cost effective services.

The post holder will get the opportunity to work on a number of work streams including GPFV to develop services and pathways including national mandated requirements such as Extended Access and primary care workforce in particular in General Practice.

This is a critical new role in ensuring the Primary Care Development Directorate has the correct processes in place for evaluating the success of the various schemes. The post-holder will have budgetary accountability for specified areas of work including delivery of GPFV funding streams for example the £1.50 transformation monies and the overall responsibility for day to day delivery of activities.

The post-holder will require strong analytical skills with experience of highly complex data modelling, forecasting and reporting of project performance to Senior Management with the ability to adapt software systems to meet the information needs of the organisation.

The post holder will also oversee a small team of Project officers providing guidance and line management responsibilities.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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