Consultant in Population Health
Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
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This role is being advertised by Midlands and Lancashire CSU on behalf of Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board (ICB). This role will be employed by the new ICB for Cheshire and Merseyside when established on 1 July 2022.
Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant in Population Health, working in the third largest Integrated Care System, The Cheshire & Merseyside Health Care Partnership, which serves the 2.6m people of Cheshire and Merseyside.
This position is advertised as AfC 8D/9 and is a permanent full time role.
The post holder will support and advise the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and influence strategic partnerships to focus on prevention, health inequalities and use of the best data, intelligence and evidence. They will be a member of the ICB corporate management structure, accountable to the Assistant Chief Executive, and also responsible to the lead Cheshire and Merseyside (C&M) Director of Public Health for Population Health.
The postholder will work across the ICB corporate directorates and into the 9 Places across C&M; and be a key interface between the ICB and ICP (known locally as the Health Care Partnership) and their complementary agendas on population health, Marmott, inequalities and equity of access, amongst others.
The role will lead the delegation of 7a services and other NHSE/I public health responsibilities into the ICB in line with national timescales. The postholder will provide leadership for aligned staff, and ensure leadership for C&M immunisation and vaccination programmes in time.
This is an exciting and unique role with an aim to drive forward the Population Health requirements with the lead DPH on key priorities.
In Cheshire and Merseyside, it has long been our ambition to improve the way health and care services work together, but bureaucracy has often made this challenging. With a population of approx. 2.6 million it is the 2ndlargest ICS footprint in England.The new Health and Care Bill sets out legislative changeswhich create a duty to collaborate and promote joint working across healthcare, public health, and social care.
We will take on statutory form following the implementation of legislation from July 2022 and will comprise an Integrated Care Board (ICB) which will take on the 9 Cheshire & Merseyside CCGs' functions and broader strategic responsibility for setting healthcare strategies for the system. The ICB will work with an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) committee formed jointly with Local Authority Partners. Together the ICP and ICB will become the ICS. In effect, the reforms give us the opportunity to make our vision of working together to improve population health a reality. However, while legislation can help to create the right conditions, it will be our hard work that will make the biggest difference.
Within the C&M ICS there are 9 'Places'. By working together at Place, making shared decisions about how the local health and care resources can best be used, we know that we can drastically improve population health, delivering more joined up care, focused on a person's individual needs and providing them with the support to manage their own care.
22 June 2022
Agenda for change
£78,192 to £90,387 a year per annum
The post holder will significantly contribute to the development of the C&M strategy to tackle health inequalities, providing leadership capacity to embed prevention approaches across the health and care system, including overseeing the All Together Fairer Marmot Community programme, coordinating the C&M response to NHSCORE20Plus5 and working with partners to ensure the effective use in population health management approaches to assist in equitable restoration and recovery of health and care services to reduce health and social inequalities.
The role will lead the delegation of 7a services and other NHSE/I public health responsibilities into the ICB in line with national timescales. The postholder will provide leadership for aligned staff, and ensure leadership for C&M immunisation and vaccination programmes in time. The post holder will provide co-ordination, with Place Directors and DPH, for input into any service reconfiguration consultations which the ICB will assume. The postholder will work with corporate directorates to support wider system wide strategic programmes.
Working in partnership with the Champs Collaborative, this exciting and unique role will drive forward the Population Health requirements with the lead C&M DPH on key priorities as identified via the ICS and its Population Health Board. The post holder will significantly contribute to the development of the Cheshire & Merseyside strategy to tackle health inequalities, providing leadership capacity to embed prevention approaches across the health and care system, including overseeing the All Together Fairer Marmot Community programme, coordinating the C&M response to NHSCORE20Plus5 and working with partners to ensure the effective use in population health management approaches to assist in equitable restoration and recovery of health and care services to reduce health and social inequalities.
You will be a non-voting member of the Champs Directors of Public Health Board, alongside other public health system partners from OHID, UKSHA and NHSE.
For further information or to discuss this role informally, please contact;
Clarewatson2@nhs.net, Assistant Chief Executive, Cheshire & Merseyside ICB or Ian.Ashworth@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk, Director of Public Health at Cheshire West & Chester Local Authority and lead DPH for Population Health
Closing date is midnight Thursday 7th July 2022 with the interviews being held in w/c 25th July 2022
- Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
- If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
- Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
- Masters in public health or equivalent
- Strong senior leader adept at leading change in a complex and dynamic environment, with an engaging, adaptable, leadership style which connects with people at all levels
- Able to both lead teams and to be able to contribute effectively to teams led by junior colleagues
- Commitment to work within a political system irrespective of personal political affiliations
- Highly motivated, robust, and resilient, with a 'can do' focus on delivery and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
- Delivery of successful change management programmes across organisational boundaries
- Evidence of successful resource and financial management, including managing conflicting priorities, formulating budgets, and applying rigorous monitoring and control procedures
- Experience of using complex information to explain public health issues to a range of audiences
- Media experience demonstrating delivery of effective health behaviour or health promotion messages
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
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Assistant Chief Executive
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