Senior Programme Manager - NHSX | NHS England and NHS Improvement

Job details
Posting date: 27 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £65,664 - £75,874 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 October 2021
Location: Leeds, LS2 7UE
Company: NHS England
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3503202/990-1-EI6623-CE

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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 brings together the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement who 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
• Improving NHS productivity with digital technology

More information can be found at the NHSX website.

Mission 3: Access to Clinical Information - is one of the five core missions of NHSX. A key element of the mission is the Frontline Digitisation programme which is among the largest IT enabled transformation programmes in the UK. The Frontline Digitisation programme drives the digitisation of integrated care systems and providers in health and care through the provision of guidance, standards, support and targeted central investment in the core digital capabilities required to transform care.

The Frontline Digitisation team comprises of a joint team of NHSX staff (working on policy, strategy and commissioning) and NHS Digital staff working on delivery assurance with frontline organisations. Using an intelligence led approach, this Senior Programme Manager position will sit in the NHSX team reporting to the Associate Director of Programmes and will be instrumental in working with NHSE/I sector policy teams, NHSE/I regional teams, DHSC and other health and care Arm’s Length Bodies to identify targeted, high value, investments in digital capabilities.

The role also involves liaison with our NHS Digital colleagues to ensure any changes in delivery are reflected in our portfolio and financial projections. This information together with other insights will need to be summarised and presented to our senior stakeholders so that they can routinely understand the status of the programme.

Our vision is to work collaboratively with EPR vendors and support the market to innovatively deliver an open and layered architecture against nationally agreed standards to enable integration with health and care systems to provide patient-centric and clinician-centric digital user journeys across all health settings making data captured for care available for clinical research, and publish, as open data, aggregate metrics about NHS performance and services.

This is the perfect role for someone with experience of establishing and running a major digital programme of high value that involve multiple stakeholders. The individual will have experience of working in a programme management office and be familiar with the secondary care sector. They will have, as a minimum, a basic understanding of the core elements of digitising a secondary care provider and therefore have an understanding of what we mean by digital maturity. Ideally they will have experience of interacting with the digital teams in secondary care trusts and be willing, when pandemic permits, to travel to trusts around England to support their digitisation efforts.

In particular the post holder will:
• Lead on the commissioning of multiple digital projects and programmes of work, working with colleagues and subject matter experts to scope, plan, design and support delivery.
• Support and deliver organisational change and the uptake of initiatives that support excellence and improvements in digital maturity.
• Manage the whole lifecycle of programmes of work containing multiple projects, reporting on progress and managing risks and issues, acting as a point of escalation for project managers within the team.
• Deliver detailed programme reports to senior NHSX, NHS England team members and various Boards across the health and social care system, including when necessary the Department of Health and Social Care.

This advert closes on Monday 11 Oct 2021

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