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Governing Body Independent Nurse  


Governing Body Independent Nurse  

The three CCGs in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are responsible for the planning and buying of health services for a population of over 1 million across four local authority areas. BLMK is applying to NHS England and Improvement to come together as one organisation (one CCG) by April 2021. Over the last 18 months They have been working closely together to improve the health and wellbeing of the population they serve.

The new CCG is committed to reducing inequalities and unwarranted variation and will be taking action to deliver on this agenda which will benefit the BLMK population and CCG staff. Therefore, the creation of a single CCG provides an opportunity to address health inequalities and deliver improvements in BLMK. 

The new CCG will be co-terminous with the BLMK Integrated Care System (ICS), and therefore able to support the development of strategic commissioning; the local Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the Primary Care Networks (PCNs). 

The Governing Body

The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England.

Governing Body Independent Members fulfill statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, lay members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.

The role

As a member of the CCG’s Governing Body the Independent Nurse shares responsibility with their fellow members for ensuring that:

  • The CCG exercises its functions effectively
  • The CCG’s decisions take due account to of the need for economy, efficiency and the achievement of financial balance
  • Decisions are based on timely, high quality evidence including clinical input
  • The CCG maintains the highest standards of good governance and abides by its Constitution
  • The vision and values of the CCG are adhered to and delivered at all times

As a registered nurse on the governing body, you will bring a broader view, from their perspective as a registered nurse, on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG especially the contribution of nursing to patient care.

The time commitment required is approximately two days per month and the post holder must be able to commit this time consistently throughout the period of their term.

As an Independent Member on the CCG‘s Governing Body you will have:

  • Previous experience of working in a collective decision-making group such as a board or committee, or high-level awareness of ‘board-level’ working
  • A track record in securing or supporting improvements for patients/service users or the wider public

Term: Three years

Time commitment: 2 days a month which may include occasional evening meetings

Remuneration: £12,600 per annum

To apply

BLMK is very keen to discuss this opportunity with experienced seasoned registered nurses who have the requisite experience, skills and resilience as well as the relationship building, inspirational leadership and governance oversight capabilities to undertake this challenging opportunity.

To confidentially discuss the role in further detail or request a copy of the Candidate Brief, please contact Laurence Wolahan M 07985 443 826. Click here to view the campaign microsite for this campaign.

Closing date: 1st November 2020

Governing Body Independent Nurse  

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group
Bedfordshire, UK
Luton, UK
Milton Keynes, UK

Published on 1 Nov 2020