Independent Clinical Governing Body Member (Secondary Care Doctor), East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

East Riding of Yorkshire CCG is seeking to appoint an Independent Clinical Governing Body Member (Secondary Care Doctor) to join their Governing Body from April 2020.

East Riding of Yorkshire CCG is keen to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals who can bring to the organisation a passion to improve services and who can draw on relevant experience to actively challenge and bring objectivity to the decisions the CCGs make and ensure that those decisions put the needs of patients first. By joining us, you can be part of an open, supportive and innovative team.

Governing Body members are key appointments for CCGs and individuals in these high profile positions need to be able to demonstrate the leadership skills necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of these roles. The successful candidate will have the relevant experience and expertise to help us to continue to shape and develop the CCG, using local knowledge and working closely with a range of providers of primary and secondary care services and our local authority.

All Governing Body members are equal members of the Governing Body. As a member, you will work with general practitioners, other independent lay members, senior managers and independent clinicians in this role and have a shared responsibility for all aspects of the CCG’s Governing Body business, and for ensuring effective oversight of quality, safety, finance and performance of the CCG.

As an Independent Clinical Governing Body Member, the individuals in these positions will need to bring an impartial and clinical focus to the CCG that is external to the running of the CCG and which ensures the CCG remains focused when responding to financial challenges, upholding the highest standards of governance, meeting national and local standards and that commissioned healthcare is safe and of high quality.

As well as sharing responsibility with the other Governing Body members for all aspects of the CCG governing body business, the focus of this Independent Clinical Governing Body Member position will be to bring, through their experience and expertise as a secondary care specialist, a broader view and understanding on health and care issues for patients in a secondary care setting to work and decisions made by the CCGs. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Remuneration Committee and may, from time to time, be required to attend other Committees / meetings.

To be considered for this position, applicants interested in this role will need to demonstrate a high level of understanding of how care is delivered in a secondary care setting, how secondary care providers work within the health and care system and demonstrate how they have been highly regarded as a clinical leader. Candidates will also be required to demonstrate a range of competencies including strategic thinking, leadership, excellent communication skills to offer purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge and the ability to build effective working relationships with others. The commitment to patient needs and excellence for all in the commissioning of health services is paramount.

The Clinical Commissioning Group lies within the boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire covering 1000 square miles of rural, urban and coastal geography and is responsible for the commissioning of healthcare services for the majority, but not all, of the East Riding of Yorkshire population (the Pocklington population are the responsibility of the Vale of York CCG). As such we work closely with our neighbouring CCGs to promote consistency of commissioning with our major provider organisations and with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure that we are jointly commissioning and transforming services to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our population.

The CCG consists of 30 GP Practices who have come together to jointly commission services for their patient populations. We aim to use clinical commissioning to drive the transformation of local services to better meet the needs of our resident population. This will be achieved whilst continuing to work within the national operational guidance which underpins the wider aspirations, and delivery, of the NHS.

The CCG, along with the Health and Wellbeing Board, remains focused upon its vision to provide “Quality care, within budget, through partnership".

Please note that this post is not open to employees or members (including as a shareholder) of, or a partner in, a provider of primary medical services, or a provider with whom the CCG secures any significant volume of provision.

Please by closing date of 5pm on Friday 21st February 2020. Please note that late applications made after this date cannot be accepted. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Commitments vary but this role is expected to be in the region of 1 to 2 days per month. The appointment, will be for a tenure of three years (subject to annual review); the base will be at the CCG’s Headquarters, Health House, Willerby, East Yorkshire HU10 6DT

Should you wish to explore this opportunity further please contact Dr Anne Jeffreys, CCG Chair on 01482 672174 672038 or email Alternatively, you can contact Andy Growns, Head of Governance & OD (the recruiting manager) on 01482 315705 or email

For more information and to apply please visit NHS Jobs (Job Reference: 986-986-ERY-144).

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