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It’s our staff that makes us one of the leading CSUs in the country. We are committed to retaining the best people in order to provide an excellent service to our customers. We invest in our staff by offering  excellent pay, benefits, training and career progression .

We currently have a very talented, enthusiastic and driven workforce who deliver innovative, efficient and effective commissioning support. We are a dedicated and innovative organisation, always looking for new talent to join us.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to work for an organisation where your experience and contributions are valued, join us at NEL.

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Head of Maternity Commissioning

Band 8c

Main area
Band 8c
Fixed term/Secondment - 12 months
37.50 hours per week
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Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
Employer type
Unex Tower, Stratford, London
£65,753 - £77,906 pa Inc of HCA
16/12/2018 23:59

Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. The population experience high levels of health problems: lower life expectancies, high levels of heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. The NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) set up as part of the changes to the NHS in the Health and Social Care Bill 2012 is determined to improve local health.

The THCCG is a new clinically led NHS commissioning organisation which works on behalf of patients and the public to deliver improved health services. Our CCG works in partnership with the North and East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) to plan, manage and commission local health care services.

The CCG is a membership organisation made up of all 36 local general practices committed to bringing about better health for the local population, constantly improving quality of services and ensuring that we make the best investments of the NHS resources allocated to us.

THCCG is committed to equality of opportunity & diversity in the workplace; all managers and staff are responsible for ensuring that this is delivered in practice. THCCG is equally committed to respect for other people and all managers and staff are expected to be clear of what is expected of them and for ensuring that they commit to this policy in their day to day working life.

Please note that all vacancies will be subject to a 6 month’s probation period in line with the CCG Probation Policy.

An opportunity has arisen to cover the role of Head of Maternity Commissioning for East London for 12 months.

This role involves providing oversight and support to maternity services to drive continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of maternity care.

You will play a key role in the process of reviewing safety and quality of care in Trusts and providing assurance to individual CCGs and to NHS England on the performance of the maternity system within East London.

The head of maternity commissioning also plays a key role in leading the transformation of maternity services.

We are a pioneer of the national maternity transformation plan ‘Better Births’ and have a highly ambitious transformation plan which seeks to improve the safety, personalisation and quality of care. This involves some real changes in where care is provided - with a focus on community provision and changes that support greater choice for families and greater flexibility for the workforce.

The post holder will work with clinical and managerial colleagues across the maternity and wider health system to delivery transformational change and to ensure that services are safe and of a high quality.

This will include:

  • Supporting commissioners to monitor the performance and quality outcomes of individual organisations and the maternity system as a whole
  • Providing leadership to the maternity programme team
  • Supporting the maternity SRO, system leaders and clinical leads in the delivery of the STP plan for maternity

Experience of managing complex programmes and in-depth knowledge of the maternity agenda will be essential. 

Anyone wishing to have further discussion about the role should contact June Okochi on jokochi@nhs.net

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June Okochi on jokochi@nhs.net

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