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Quality and Safety Manager

Band 8b

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Quality and Safety
Band 8b
37.50 per week
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Camden Clinical Commissioning Group
Employer type
£53,561 to £64,686 pa HCA inc
02/07/2017 23:59

Camden CCG - Working with the people in Camden to achieve the best health for all.

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group is an ambitious membership organisation (made up of 38 General Practices), using clinical leadership to drive improved quality and value to patients across all our Commissioned services.

Our Mission is: to lead the development of the local healthcare system with our partners and the people of Camden, to ensure access to and the delivery of safe, effective and responsive service that reduce inequalities, meet identified needs and ensure maximum positive health impact within the resources available.

Camden is home to one of London’s most visited tourist attractions: the markets, streets and shops that have grown around Camden Lock and its associated music venues. Camden as a Borough is diverse, containing both Hampstead Heath and its famous swimming ponds and the housing estates of Sommers Town. Camden has the second highest rates of mental health need in the UK and the major causes of death are Cancer and Cardio-Vascular Disease.

Our intention is to shift commissioning in Camden to be focused on improved patients outcomes and experience per pound spend and we will be working to see how commissioning can support this process. The safety and quality of services is a key concern.

As well as the day to day commissioning activities associated with our four major providers, the CCG has four key change Programmes in place. These are: Chronic and Complex Care, Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical & Cost Effectiveness. Camden has a robust financial situation and is using this opportunity to implement the change needed to NHS systems to ensure long-term sustainability.

The CCG agreed a  Business Plan in 2015 that sets out our priorities over the next three years. Camden has a robust financial situation and is using this opportunity to implement the change needed to NHS systems to ensure long-term improvements.


The Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a statutory body with responsibility for its respective aspects of healthcare commissioning.

The Francis Report highlighted that there was a critical gap in the system of oversight of quality and safety which arose from the inability of commissioners to collect information on provider quality and to understand and make use of the contractual mechanisms that were available to them.

The CCG expects its providers to meet all regulatory standards and we ask for evidence from providers that they are providing a quality service. We continue to clearly define and incorporate a quality schedule into every standard contract, independent contract and enhanced service we commission. This will include specific service quality performance indicators and information required to demonstrate adherence to the contract.

The CCG recognises that the monitoring of provider performance is essential in ensuring standards are met, in identifying areas for improvement in the future and informs early identification of any areas of concern.

The CCG has a Quality and Safety Strategy with four main aims that will be addressed at every stage of the commissioning cycle:

• To ensure that services being commissioned are safe, personal and effective.

• To ensure the right quality mechanisms are in place so that standards of patient safety and quality are understood, met and effectively demonstrated.

• To provide assurance that patient safety and quality outcomes and benefits are being realized and recommend action if the safety and quality of commissioned services is compromised.

• To promote the continuous improvement in the safety and quality of commissioned services.

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed registered nurse or midwife, with experience in commissioning for quality and safety, to apply for a role within the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group Quality and Clinical Effectiveness team.

The successful candidate will provide expertise with regard to quality assurance, monitoring and co-ordinating statutory and best practice requirements across commissioned services with a particular focus on Provider Serious Incidents, Infection Control and Maternity Services. They will have a commitment to the commissioning quality agenda, be flexible and able to adapt to the changing requirements within the NHS commissioning landscape, including sustainability and transformation plans (STP) and co-commissioning.

The post holder will have experience and a comprehensive
understanding of the wider quality agenda, commissioning and contracting processes, including the development and monitoring of quality schedules and CQUINs; the monitoring, analysis and presenting of quality information and data; and the ability to develop constructive and productive working relationships with a range of providers, partners and stakeholders.

This is a permanent position but those with the required knowledge and skills wishing for a 1 year secondment will be considered.

Interviews to be held on: 13th July 2017

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Deirdre Malone

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0203 688 1195