NHS Digital is the data and technology partner of the health and care system. We deliver critical national services, lead major technological change programmes, and hold health and care data in trust for the nation enabling world-class data science. This includes NHS Pathways - the clinical decision support suite providing safe, effective and evidence-based assessment and referral to appropriate care for any patient contacting urgent or emergency care by telephone. The system underpins the largest telephone triage system in the world and triages over 16 million calls annually through NHS 111 and half the 999 services in England. NHS Pathways is also used in a face to face setting in ED and ‘powers’ 111 online.
We are seeking a leader for the NHS Pathways Clinical team 3 days per week for NHS Pathways and the remaining two days in their current General Practice, Urgent Care or Emergency Department role.
This is an opportunity to influence and support the delivery of urgent care for patients accessing the NHS through multiple channels. Working with national leaders for urgent and emergency care, the Clinical Director will help to shape the future of urgent care across the NHS.
The Clinical Director will offer clinical leadership to the NHS Pathways team across technical-clinical concepts, design, primary production and strategy. This includes prioritisation of clinical team activity, active management of issues relating to system design/clinical concepts/strategic direction and assuring the clinical content is evidence-based and up to date.
With extensive clinical practice in a NHS ‘first contact’ setting, ideally primary care, telephone triage and/or Emergency Department, you will have national (and ideally international) experience of designing, evaluating and defining specifications for clinical decision support software systems.
In addition, your proven ability to author and evaluate clinical content for use in a clinical decision support system will underpin your clear understanding of the IT needs of complex out of hours and emergency care organisations and their IT strategies.
This opportunity is available as a fixed term contract for 18 months.
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NHS Digital is undertaking a period of organisational change at the moment to ensure we have high calibre people, with the right skills to support us in delivering our business, now and in the future. While we deliver the organisational change required through to April 2020 we have identified that we still need to recruit to critical roles to maintain our delivery roadmap but we need to make you aware that should you be successful you may still be subject to a change initiative in the future. We wanted to be as transparent as possible so you can build this in to your decision making process when considering at this time whether to apply for a role at NHS Digital.
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