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Deputy IFR Panel Chair and Lay member

Job Reference: 256-A-17-1616

NHS Surrey Downs CCG

Surrey Downs CCG hosts the Individual Funding Request (IFR) service for 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Surrey. The IFR Panel considers applications that have been submitted on the grounds of either clinical exceptionality or rarity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the IFR team for a Deputy Panel Chair. The key responsibility of this role is to deputise for the IFR Panel Chair to ensure that the approved IFR policies, processes and procedures by the CCGs are followed by the IFR Panel.

In addition; the Lay Member, as an independent member of the commissioning executive, will contribute to the decision making of the Individual Funding Request (IFR) Panel regarding the funding of healthcare interventions for patients who wish to access treatment not routinely funded by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The key responsibility of the Lay Member is to help to ensure that the approved IFR policies, processes and procedures by the CCGs are followed by the IFR Panel. Specifically the Lay Member, as an independent member of the commissioning executive, will help to ensure that the decision making process of the IFR Panel is equitable and transparent, in accordance with principles and values set out in the NHS Constitution 2012.

If you feel this role is for you and would like an informal discussion please contact Dr Ruchika Gupta, IFR Clinical Lead, on 020 8812 7628

If you would like to apply directly, please send a covering email with your CV attached to

Please note the following before applying:

1. Closing date: we reserve the right to amend the closing date based upon the number of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. 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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

3. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

4. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

5. Criminal records: due to the requirements of certain roles, a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure must be obtained by the organisation. Please be aware that anyone who is included in the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) barred lists will commit an offence if they engage, or seek or offer to engage, in a regulated activity from which they are barred.

6. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.

Please can you bring either a P60 or 3 months payslips with you, when you come to interview.

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