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Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership 2019

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Clinical Leadership
12 Month Fixed Term/ Secondment
37.5 Hours per week
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Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
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Unex Tower
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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 exciting opportunity has arisen at East London Health and Care Partnership and applicants are invited to apply for the prestigious Darzi fellowship to start in September 2019 for a 12 month period.

The Darzi Fellowship Clinical Leadership Programme is designed to build the training and development of new and aspiring clinical leaders of the future. The programme offers Fellows a unique opportunity to develop the capability skills necessary for their future roles as clinical leaders. It creates opportunities to work with medical directors (or equivalent) and lead the development of service changes and quality.

The posts may be of particular interest to allied healthcare professionals such as Physicians Associates, Clinical Pharmacists, Practice or Community Nurses with strong connections to Primary Care across North East London (NEL). Applicants must be able to commit to the complete Darzi programme.

The fellow will attend regular leadership study days and work with other Darzi fellows at the South Bank University and enhance their knowledge and subsequently implement their learning to develop multiple projects over the course of the year.

The post holder will engage with community and senior leaders and participate in mandatory learning sets and complete three modules leading to a certification of PGCert on completion of the course at the end of the 12 month period. In addition to some clinical sessions, the Fellowship also includes a portfolio of project-based components within the 2 hosts CCGs – Tower Hamlets CCG and City & Hackney CCG.


NHS City and Hackney CCG – 1 post

The Darzi Fellow will be hosted within the Planned Care Integrated Commissioning team at City and Hackney. The Darzi Fellow will work in partnership with City and Hackney, with managerial support from the Planned Care Directorate, to engage the whole system in building a robust approach across all services, that stakeholders are signed up to which identifies and proactively manages people in the Transforming Care Programme (TCP) cohort at risk of admission, placement breakdown and to improve the quality of the primary care offer to people with Learning Disabilities.

TCP aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. Specifically the fellow would be working on ways of proactively identifying and visibly managing this group with specific reference to children and young people, the transition cohort and inclusion of people with autism. The fellow will also link with our enhanced primary care services to help develop a proactive approach to care and upskill universal services to accommodate the needs of the broader population of Learning Disabled people.

Tower Hamlets CCG (on behalf of Waltham Forest and Newham CCGs) – 1 post

The Darzi Fellow will be hosted within WEL CCGs Primary Care Directorate, EQUIP Team to develop and embed a consistent approach to Quality Improvement across practices and networks in Waltham Forest and Newham, supporting general practice in WEL to be the best place to work and the best place to receive care in the country. Enabling Quality Improvement In Practice (EQUIP) is a programme that uses live operational data and improvement science to help general practice teams deliver better patient care.

With an explicit focus on joy, EQUIP aims to improve staff and patient satisfaction, encouraging a greater systems-level awareness of general practice through hands-on operational and diagnostic support. 

In delivering applied coaching, team development tools and live data support, the programme seek to make lasting and sustained culture changes within general practice that evidence reduction in clinical and non-clinical variation, linked also to high-level outcome measures of staff and patient satisfaction.

The fellow will act as the clinical lead for the systematic roll out of the EQUIP programme across Waltham Forest and Newham, whilst being embedded within the Tower Hamlets EQUIP team.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion on the City and Hackney post, please contact Siobhan Harper, Planned Care Work stream Director, City and Hackney Integrated Commissioning via email Siobhanharper@nhs.net or telephone 0203 8163220.

Jenny Cooke, Deputy Director of Primary Care, WEL CCGs for the Tower Hamlets post via email jenny.cooke@nhs.net or telephone 02036882575.