Anderson Quigley

Chief Medical Officer – Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB

Chief Medical Officer – Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB

Posted on 14 February 2022

Attractive Salary

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire (H&W) Integrated Care System (ICS) has strong and stable leadership across our two places and 15 Primary Care Networks, with excellent support from local authority and voluntary sector partners. We have a strong collective commitment to improve patient safety and quality and to reduce health inequalities and system partners are proud of our achievements to be amongst the leading ICSs in terms of vaccination uptake.  Whilst there are significant challenges to address going forward, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire system has strong foundations upon which to use collective resources to address these challenges and improve outcomes for the people we serve.

We now recruiting for a Chief Medical Officer.  As a key member of the Integrated Care Board Executive team you will also be a voting member of the main board.  You will work with partners to develop and deliver the long-term clinical strategy for the system, ensuring it reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations within the ICS.  Working closely with our Chief Nursing Officer, you will oversee quality of health services within the ICS including sharing intelligence and working with other key partners and regulators across and outside the system to improve quality of care and outcomes.  Our system particularly wants to focus on reducing health inequalities and you will play a key role in leading the drive to achieve this.

Innovative and forward thinking, your progressive attitude to system working as well as your ability to persuade and influence others will be easy to see. A credible clinical leader, you will be able to evidence your ability to provide mentorship, development and support to other senior clinicians and colleagues across the System. You will have led on successful complex clinical change and quality improvement programmes with tangible evidence of your success. Above all, you will be committed to the wellbeing of Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s clinical workforce, and equality and diversity. Role modelling the values and behaviours of the ICB, and compassionate leadership are fundamental requirements.

The preferred candidate for this role will be a practicing clinician who will combine the role with ongoing clinical practice in either an acute, community, mental health or primary care setting.  The ICB CMO specific aspect of the role could be anywhere between 0.4 and 0.8 FTE in this context, but we are open to conversations with the right candidates.  In terms of managing commitments alongside clinical practice, the postholder would need to be available on most Wednesdays.

For more information about this role, please see the Applicant Information Pack

Informal enquiries about the role can be made in strict confidence to:

Simon Trickett, Chief Executive Designate, Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB

Email: Simon.Trickett@nhs.net

David Mehaffey, Director for Integrated Care System Development, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS.

Email: david.mehaffey@nhs.net

Helene Usherwood, Advising Consultant, Anderson Quigley

Email: helene@andersonquigley.com or Tel: +44(0)7719 322669

Applications should be made via NHS Jobs at the link below and include:

  • Completion of a short form, including the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.
  • Provision of a full CV, including current salary details
  • A covering letter (maximum of two pages) setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification criteria.

NHS Jobs – Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS (via NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG)

ICB Chief Medical Officer (jobs.nhs.uk)

Closing date for applications: 27/03/2022

Interviews due to be held: Monday 11th April 2022 (stakeholder panel) and Wednesday 4th May 2022 (formal panel interview)