Recruitment Now Underway for Joint Governing Body Positions

3 June 2020 11:29am

Recruitment for four Governing Body positions is now underway at Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

As part of the move to create a single CCG, the county’s commissioners are currently looking to fill jointly appointed roles on both CCGs’ Governing Bodies.

With the two organisations bringing their decision-making processes closer together, Governing Body members will play an important role in the new CCG helping to shape and develop local health services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Each role is expected to be in the region of 2 to 2.5 days per month, for a four year period, and will begin in August 2020.

Full details of the roles are available on NHS Jobs, and via the web links below, and include:

An Independent Lay Member Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Governing Body Member which focuses on bringing strategic insight and impartiality to the Governing Body and overseeing key elements of governance and patient and public involvement.

An Independent Lay Member Primary Care Governing Body Member which concentrates on bringing strategic insight and impartiality to the Governing Body and overseeing key elements of governance as well as Primary Care.

An Independent Registered Nurse Clinical Governing Body Member which provides a broader view and understanding of health and care issues for patients in a secondary and community care settings through experience and expertise as a Registered Nurse.

A Secondary Care Doctor Governing Body Member which focuses on health and care issues for patients in a secondary care setting through experience and expertise as a Secondary Care Doctor.

David Evans, Joint Accountable Officer for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said: “We are keen to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals who can bring to the CCGs a passion to improve services.

“We are looking for people who can draw upon relevant experience to actively challenge and bring objectivity to the decisions of the CCGs and ensure that those decisions put the needs of patients first.”

Alison Smith, Director of Corporate Affairs for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said: “There has never been a more exciting time to help shape how the NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will work in the future.

“Governing Body members are key appointments for CCGs and individuals in these high profile positions will have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills and make a positive difference.

To find out more about the positions available, please visit NHS Jobs for an applicant pack which contains full job descriptions and person specifications.

If you would like to discuss these roles in more detail please contact David Evans at david.evans2@nhs.net or Alison Smith at alison.smith112@nhs.net.