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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/03/2022.

ICB Chief Medical Officer

Job Reference: 106-ICB-CMO

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG
The Coach House, Worcester

Within the Herefordshire & Worcestershire CCG, we are committed to providing an environment of inclusion and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, marital status, religion or belief. Our goal is to be a diverse organisation that is representative, at all levels, of the communities we serve and we are especially keen to receive applications from our BAME communities and our LGBTQ+ communities. Applicants who identify as disabled who meet the minimum criteria for a post will be invited to interview.

The CCG strives to be a supportive, caring employer and expects all colleagues to behave in a professional, inclusive and respectful manner and to demonstrate the values which underpin our vision for the population of Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

  • People: We are inclusive, compassionate, and caring. We value, respect and appreciate each other
  • Trust: We are honest, reliable and act with integrity at all times. We deliver on our promises
  • Collaboration: We will work collaboratively are united in our commitment to improving lives in our community.
  • Inspire: We are committed to learning and to improved ways of working. We will pursue new ideas and challenge the status quo.
  • Excellence: We will deliver our best, strive for quality of care and excellence and celebrate outstanding performance

We believe that our people bring our values to life and therefore prospective employees will be expected to fully demonstrate their alignment with these values throughout the recruitment process.

Applicants are asked to note that a legislation is currently being considered before Parliament, which could result in the disestablishment of CCGs after 30th June 2022, with their functions transferring to newly established Integrated Care Board ICB) organisations from 1st July 2022.

Chief Medical Officer

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire (H&W) Integrated Care System (ICS) has strong and stable leadership across our two places and 15 Primary Care Networks, with excellent support from local authority and voluntary sector partners. We have a strong collective commitment to improve patient safety and quality and to reduce health inequalities and system partners are proud of our achievements to be amongst the leading ICSs in terms of vaccination uptake. Whilst there are significant challenges to address going forward, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire system has strong foundations upon which to use collective resources to address these challenges and improve outcomes for the people we serve.

We now recruiting for a Chief Medical Officer. As a key member of the Integrated Care Board Executive team you will also be a voting member of the main board. You will work with partners to develop and deliver the long-term clinical strategy for the system, ensuring it reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations within the ICS. Working closely with our Chief Nursing Officer, you will oversee quality of health services within the ICS including sharing intelligence and working with other key partners and regulators across and outside the system to improve quality of care and outcomes. Our system particularly wants to focus on reducing health inequalities and you will play a key role in leading the drive to achieve this.

Innovative and forward thinking, your progressive attitude to system working as well as your ability to persuade and influence others will be easy to see. A credible clinical leader, you will be able to evidence your ability to provide mentorship, development and support to other senior clinicians and colleagues across the System. You will have led on successful complex clinical change and quality improvement programmes with tangible evidence of your success. Above all, you will be committed to the wellbeing of Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s clinical workforce, and equality and diversity. Role modelling the values and behaviours of the ICB, and compassionate leadership are fundamental requirements.

The preferred candidate for this role will be a practicing clinician who will combine the role with ongoing clinical practice in either an acute, community, mental health or primary care setting. The ICB CMO specific aspect of the role could be anywhere between 0.4 and 0.8 FTE in this context, but we are open to conversations with the right candidates. In terms of managing commitments alongside clinical practice, the postholder would need to be available on most Wednesdays.

Applications should be made via NHS Jobs at the link below and include:

  • Completion of a short form, including the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.
  • Provision of a full CV, including current salary details
  • A covering letter (maximum of two pages) setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification criteria.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Simon Trickett,  ICB Chief Executive Designate,

Additional contact information

Informal enquiries about the role can be made in strict confidence to:

David Mehaffey, Director for Integrated Care System Development, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS.


Helene Usherwood, Advising Consultant, Anderson Quigley

Email: or Tel: +44(0)7719 322669


In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post early in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Additional information relating to the role can be found in the Job Description attached. Please note that candidates will be shortlisted against the criteria outlined within the Person Specification, therefore, to avoid disappointment please ensure you meet the requirements of the role before applying and that you are able to demonstrate these requirements throughout your application form.

Salary range is determined in line with the national Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service. New entrants to the NHS will commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

After applying 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 You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to "name of trust" transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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