Non-Executive Directors NHS Resolution (NHSR) VAC - 1717

Body: NHS Resolution
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The NEDs are remunerated at the standard rate of £7,883 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Janice Barber and Professor Dame Lesley Regan have been appointed as non-executive directors of NHS Resolution. Janice Barber has been appointed for 2 years from 18 January 2022 and Professor Dame Lesley Regan has been appointed for 3 years from 6 December 2021.

The appointments will involve a time commitment of 2 to 3 days a month. Remuneration for the roles will be at a rate of £7,883 a year.

These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

These appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Janice Barber and Professor Regan have not declared any political activity.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    14/06/2021 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    07/12/2021 at 11:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make 2 appointments to the board of NHSR.

NHS Resolution’s main function is to provide indemnity cover for negligence claims against the NHS for both primary and secondary care in England, with the aim of also assisting the NHS to manage risk and share learning from claims.

The organisation, formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority, was re-launched as NHS Resolution in April 2017 with a new five-year strategy ‘Delivering fair resolution and learning from harm’, which gives it a greater emphasis on prevention, learning and early intervention. Its four strategic aims are:

  • Resolution – resolving concerns and disputes fairly and effectively;
  • Intelligence – providing analysis and expert knowledge to the healthcare and civil justice systems, to drive improvement;
  • Intervention – delivering in partnership, interventions and solutions that improve safety and save money;
  • Fit for purpose – offering best value and developing our people, relationships and infrastructure.


Person Specification

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience to consider applying for our roles.

Essential Criteria

  • An ability to analyse complex and sometimes conflicting data and to draw balanced conclusions from information presented to you
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to gain the confidence of senior stakeholders
  • First class team-working skills, with an ability to work in a corporate manner on the board of national public body.

In addition, we are seeking:

one NED who will bring clinical expertise:

  • Senior clinician with experience of clinical management, for example Medical Director or Clinical Director or Royal College Council member. Whilst a broad background is essential, a specialist interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology would be highly desirable.

one NED who will bring operational expertise:

  • Experience at a senior level of the conduct and pursuit of clinical negligence claims and of the management of a clinical negligence claims business. We would be particularly interested in candidates who have recently retired or departed from claims work or are shortly planning to do so.


Additional Information

For further information please review the Candidate Information Pack attached below.

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed Monitoring form to: – please quote VAC-1717 in the subject field.

If you are unable to apply by email please contact Ben Jones on 0113 254 6557 or

Applications must be received by midday on 14 June 2021.

NHSR Candidate Information Pack Final
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