Chief Information Officer | NHS England and NHS Improvement

Job details
Posting date: 14 November 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £131,301 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 December 2019
Location: Leeds or London, LS2 7UE
Company: NHS England
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2115780/990-NHSEI0975CE

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NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, NHSX has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.

NHSX will deliver the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision, building on the NHS Long Term Plan. We will speed up the digital transformation of the NHS and social care. We have set ourselves five missions, which are focused on how we can make things better for patients and staff. These are:
• Reducing the burden on clinicians and staff, so they can focus on patients;
• Giving people the tools to access information and services directly;
• Ensuring clinical information can be safely accessed, wherever it is needed;
• Improving patient safety across the NHS; and
• Improving NHS productivity with digital technology

As a core member of the senior management team, the post holder will work with the

Chief Executive, CCIO, and others to help deliver the missions of NHSX, and the long-term plan commitments to help digitise the NHS. The post-holder will also help the clinical team in scoping designing and delivering new programs as required by the wider system. Key responsibilities of the post will be:

• Making sure NHSX is fully sighted on what is going on with technology across the NHS system and links are continually forged across the network. The CIO will be the start of NHSX’s connective tissue into the wider NHS;
• Building ways to share knowledge and best practice across the system to ensure learning and innovation across the network is accessible and transferable.
• Managing the provider digitisation programmes to ensure we are helping the system to digitise. In particular, leading the GDE programme and successor programmes;
• Work closely with the seven Regional Digital Transformation Directors to ensure there is:

o A clear model and guidance developed for what good looks like in technology, ensuring that the wider system is embedded so that it becomes a helpful aid to the wider NHS, and properly reflects the work of CQC, NHSI and others

o Identification of the support different parts of the NHS requires for effective technology usage and ensure that this support is provided across the country consistently

o Acting as an effective channel of communication between the wider NHS, the Regions and NHSX
• Acting as the head of the NHS’s CIO profession

This advert closes on Thursday 28 Nov 2019

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