Non-Executive Directors of NHS EnglandClosed
|Appointing Department:||Department of Health and Social Care|
|Sector:||Health and Social Care|
|Number of Vacancies:||5|
|Remuneration:||£7883 per annum|
|Time Requirements:||2 to 3 days per month|
Closed for Applications
28/06/2022 at 17:00
Final Interview Date
Ministers are seeking to make new Non-Executive Director appointments to the board of NHS England.
The primary role of NHS England’s Non-Executive Directors is, as a team, to lead in developing the strategy for, and overseeing the work of NHS England by participating fully in the work of the board, both in the context of the board meetings themselves, and more widely.
- working with the Chair and the Executive Board members to develop NHS England’s strategy to ensure that it carries out its statutory responsibilities and delivers its mandate, meeting its targets and objectives, and ensuring that the Executive Team is held to account for doing so
- ensuring the board reinforces the values of the organisation by setting a high standard for ethics and responsible business, and by maintaining and enhancing NHS England’s reputation as an open and independent body, which puts the interests of the public and patients first
- contributing to the meetings of the Board, taking an active part in discussions, providing counsel, advice, challenge and support to the Executive Team; contributing to an environment of constructive debate on key issues in order to build consensus
- ensuring that the Executive Team develops and maintains strong working relationships with the Department of Health and Social Care, the other health arms-length bodies and other stakeholders
- promoting the Government’s health policy, with an understanding of the value of strategic communication and engagement
- contributing across a range of specific areas, including: setting and maintaining an appropriate clinical agenda for NHS England and ensuring an appropriate level of resource is dedicated to preventing disease as well as treating disease; ensuring the board drives strong integration between health and care; ensuring the Board listens to the patient voice; ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place, and risks are managed accordingly; contributing to the change management agenda; and ensuring that best practice is followed in all workforce and leadership policies and behaviour
- ensuring that the Executive Team is held to account for putting in place appropriate financial controls and ensuring compliance throughout the organisation.
- ensuring the Executive Team is held to account for performance management across the major interfaces for patients with the service.
- reducing waste and driving efficiencies to enable as much taxpayer’s money as possible is directed towards patient care.
To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.
- A career record of achievement, with skills and senior experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Clinician (from any professional background, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals – and from any setting, including acute, primary care, research, etc)
Voluntary/charity sector connected to healthcare
- able to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation, with an understanding of corporate governance, and an ability to guide NHS England’s strategic direction
- sound judgement, with the ability to consider and provide challenge on complex issues from an impartial and balanced viewpoint and to hold the executive team to account
- strong strategic skills, with a bias towards effective delivery and implementation
- good communication skills, with a positive and constructive style, able to work as part of a team and take collective responsibility.
NHSE shares responsibility with the Secretary of State for promoting a comprehensive health system in England, for securing improvements in physical and mental health, and for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health. NHSE’s role is to lead the NHS in delivering better health, better care and the efficient use of NHS resources. In so doing, NHSE oversees the provision of health services and an integrated system between health and social care. NHSE has a budget of over £150 billion and oversees a health system employing around 1.2 million people.
As the NHS emerges from the pandemic, NHSE will play a leading role in delivering improvements in patients’ care, value for money and broader health reforms. This will include elective service recovery and creating a new integrated system between health and social care, focused on improving outcomes required as a result of the recent health and social care levy.
NHSE was established in 2012 (by the NHS Act 2006, as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012) and its remit and duties are shortly to be further expanded through implementation of the Health and Care Act 2022.
NHSE leads commissioning of healthcare services in England. Most commissioning has historically been done by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) throughout England although some is undertaken directly by NHSE. The commissioning done directly by NHSE covers primary care (general practice, community pharmacy, dentistry, optometry), some specialised services including for the justice system and the military, and for other services that require such advanced teams/technology, or relate to rare clinical conditions, and that are therefore more effectively commissioned nationally rather than locally. Under the new framework of the Act, Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will take on the abolished CCGs’ functions and NHSE can delegate more of its direct commissioning to these local systems.
The Secretary of State also delegates responsibility to NHSE for certain public health services – including for example, national immunisation programmes, cancer and non-cancer screening programmes, Child Health Information Services and public health services for adults and children in secure settings. Since October 2021, additional public health functions were conferred upon NHSE following the abolition of Public Health England.
In practice, reflecting the forthcoming expansion in its remit (see below), this means that NHSE should lead and support the NHS in England and take the action necessary to:
- deliver the statutory mandate that the Government sets for it and will update from time to time, as well as deliver the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan, and stimulate ongoing development of services to address the changing needs of populations in a way that seeks to reduce inequalities in access, experience, and outcomes
- maintain and improve health care services in a way that is financially and operationally sustainable within the resource limits set by the government
- oversee and support Integrated Care Systems, NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts
- commission specialised health services that cannot be effectively commissioned at local level and deliver national infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of services
- support the long-term sustainability of the NHS, including its workforce, digital and physical infrastructure and progress to deliver a net zero NHS
- perform any functions of the Secretary of State which have been delegated to it.
- deliver other specific duties, regulatory functions and powers that cover:
- promoting the NHS Constitution
- improving the quality of services
- innovation and research
- reduce inequalities in access to and outcomes from health services as well as in patient experience
- protecting patient choice
- promoting education and training
- promoting integration between health services and health related services
- promoting and securing public involvement in its decisions
- seeking to achieve objectives and comply with requirements set for it by Government
- meeting the new ‘triple aim’ of better health, better care and efficient use of NHS resources.
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