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Vacancy: Deputy Clinical Director – Diabetes

We are seeking two exceptional individuals to be part of the leadership team for the Diabetes programme to help support strong clinical leadership across the organisation, helping to shape strategic direction and contributing to corporate success.

The Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London. We connect academics, NHS commissioners and providers, local authorities, patients and patient groups and industry in order to accelerate the spread and adoption of innovations and best practice, using an evidence-based approach, working across large populations. Working as catalysts of change across health and social care economies, we facilitate health improvements and economic growth.

We are a membership organisation and our ambitions are to improve patient outcomes and support economic growth, through facilitating system wide change. Our programmes focus on local health priorities; with clinical themes in diabetes, stroke prevention, healthy ageing, musculoskeletal, alcohol. Our innovation themes – patient experience, patient safety, technology & information, digital health, education & training and wealth creation – underpin the clinical programmes, as well as providing direct support to members.

Our clinical and innovation themes each have a small number of specific projects, identified and shaped in partnership with professionals and experts, and patients, service-users and the public from across South London. Our philosophy is to promote self-care and encourage a ‘whole person’ approach, by integrating physical, mental health and social care across traditional boundaries.

Job Summary

The Associate Clinical Director will support the Clinical Director and Programme team by providing clinical leadership for the Diabetes programme, energising others and driving change across South London. They will be a practising clinician from any professional group, and will have a good knowledge of research in the relevant specialty and excellent interpersonal skills. Together with the central AHSN team they will be responsible for agreeing a challenging work programme and for achieving against milestones and targets for the theme.

We have a particular interest in candidates with 1) a diabetes specialist nursing background and 2) a secondary care medical background in Diabetes, either as a specialist registrar or Consultant. The inclusion of team members with these backgrounds would complement the skills/backgrounds within our existing team. However, we also encourage applications from candidates with all other relevant clinical backgrounds.

The successful candidate(s)* are likely to have a specific focus on the HIN programmes of work in South London funded by the NHS England Diabetes transformation fund, but will be expected to work across the wider HIN Diabetes programme as needed.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Dr Neel Basudev, Clinical Director at nbasudev@nhs.net or Laura Spratling, Programme Director at lauraspratling@nhs.net.

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Deadline: Applications (CV and covering letter) should be submitted to Dr Neel Basudev, Clinical Director, no later than 5pm on Friday 30 June 2017.

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 July, so we would kindly like to ask that candidates keep these dates free for possible interview.

*There are two part-time posts available as secondments, we are willing to negotiate time commitments for the suitable candidates, between 0.5 and 1 day per week