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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Associate Medical Director/ Consultant in Public Health/and Medicine

Job Reference: 468-ENH263

East and North Herts CCG
Public Health
Charter House, Welwyn Garden City
£77,913-£105,042 pa

Associate Medical Director, Consultant in Public Health or Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Herts and West Essex CCGs and Integrated Care System (ICS) are recruiting to an associate director position for a senior doctor and/or public health consultant with particular interest in and experience in health and care transformation. This post will be part of the joint team that work across the three CCGs and the ICS. Across England, NHS and social care organisations have been encouraged to work together more closely to deliver more effective, joined-up and affordable services. In 2016, England was initially divided into 44 ‘Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’ areas. In some areas such as ours, a partnership has evolved to form an integrated care system, a new type of even closer collaboration. In an integrated care system, NHS organisations, in partnership with local councils and others, take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health of the population they serve. In May 2020 Hertfordshire and west Essex became one of the 18 Integrated Care Systems across the country.

The joint CCG and ICS team is based in the centre of Welwyn Garden City, a 1920’s ‘garden city’ in the heart of Hertfordshire. Welwyn Garden City is 25 minutes from central London by train and easily accessed from the A1 and other major road networks.

This is a full time (Part Time/Job Share possible) post for an associate medical director from a medical background in any specialty, or a consultant in public health/ public health medicine. The candidate must be on the specialist register (as a consultant or GP) or eligible for registration within 6 months of interview. This is a substantive post and the post holder will report to the Director of Clinical and Professional Services (who is both a public health consultant and GP by background). The post holder will be expected to work for and on behalf of the CCGs and ICS, and work closely with key strategic partners.

Key Duties will include:

  • Work with colleagues across the health and social care system to redesign services and care pathways to meet the CCGs’ and ICS’s ambitions and national best practice.
  • Ensuring that services developed and delivered are based on evidence and best practice – using health economics, critical appraisal of the evidence and a population perspective to provide a technical evidence base for the setting of priorities. Providing medical/ public health advice on the effectiveness of interventions, including clinical and cost-effectiveness and appropriate service review methodology. Should include identifying opportunities to improve quality and effectiveness of services, and areas for disinvestment and investment.
  • Support the programme office and other partners in the CCGs, ICS and ICPs by providing professional advice based on best practice and evidence.
  • Using and interpreting data to assess the population’s health
  • Work closely with the programme office, pharmacy teams, nursing and quality and other directorates to develop plans for service improvement and transformation
  • Reviewing service provision to ensure services are targeted to address need and clinical outcomes are maximised and variation reduced
  • Working with clinicians and professionals and drawing on comparative clinical and other information to understand the relationship between population needs, clinical performance and wider quality and financial outcomes, and interpreting service data outputs including clinical outputs
  • Providing specialist input to the development of evidence-based care pathways, service specifications and quality indicators to improve patient outcomes.
  • Advice on modelling of the contribution that interventions make to defined outcomes for locally designed and populated care pathways and current and future health needs
  • Advice on the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and establishing and evaluating indicators and benchmarks to map service performance. Advise on and conduct health impact assessments and health equity audits
  • Undertake quality and safety reviews, serious incident analysis and assessments where required

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact: Dr Rachel Joyce – Director of Clinical and Professional Services –

Please note the interview date for this post is the 22nd of December.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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