Clinical Member - Renal Services CRG

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

The closing date is 27 June 2022

Job summary

Specialised services support people with a range of rare and complex conditions. They often involve treatments provided to patients with rare cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions.

We are now seeking applications from clinical professionals who are keen and ready to take on national leadership roles in Specialised Commissioning.

Most importantly, we are seeking individuals from a broad range of clinical disciplines and backgrounds, who can bring fresh thinking and innovative ideas, informed by recent experience of clinical delivery in NHS Specialised healthcare.

View the supporting documents for further information about the recruitment process, remuneration and eligibility criteria for this role.

The role description and terms of reference for the clinical reference group can be downloaded on this page.

When submitting your application you will be asked to provide evidence against the five criteria set out in the person specification below. For each question please provide a single, detailed example rather than a high level overview of multiple examples.

Main duties of the job

Clinical members are a key part of the ‘Lead and Inform’ and ‘Transform’ CRGs. CRG membership should be broad and representative of the specialties and sub-specialties covered by the CRG, and include medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied healthcare professionals as appropriate.

The role of the CRGs is to lead the development of clinical commissioning policy, service specifications and quality dashboards, advise on service reviews, conduct horizon scanning and advise on innovation, identify, and explore opportunities to reduce clinical variation in healthcare and to deliver value. They also provide advice to assist in answering parliamentary and ministerial questions and other correspondence and provide other ad hoc advice where required.

The appointment, which is offered on a non-remunerated basis, is for a period of up to three years, with an annual review of progress. It is important that the clinical member has the full support of their employer to be able to commit time, flexibly, to the role. 

About us

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical members are a key part of the ‘Lead and Inform’ and ‘Transform’ CRGs. CRG membership should be broad and representative of the specialties and sub-specialties covered by the CRG, and include medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied healthcare professionals as appropriate.

See the attached role description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Our national clinical leaders need to provide visible and credible leadership in specific service areas. Please provide evidence, through one or two detailed examples, that demonstrates your credibility within your own service area (e.g. a high-profile piece work you have been involved with, and steps you took to ensure it had credibility in the wider health system?)



  • Using a recent example, please describe your leadership experience, specifically in relation to clinical management and/or professional leadership



  • Please describe one or two detailed examples that best demonstrate your experience of collaborative leadership (for example, leading across organisational and/or professional boundaries)



  • Please provide one or two detailed examples of how you have applied your clinical management skills to deliver service-level quality improvement and transformation, with specific attention to reducing health inequalities and/or improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Stakeholder engagement


  • Please provide one or two detailed examples of where you have represented your organisation or profession by working with patient groups, key community, political or industry stakeholders on a high profile or contentious change issue

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NHS England Specialised Commissioning


Skipton House



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Date posted

30 May 2022

Pay scheme



Negotiable This is a non remunerated role.




3 years

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Skipton House



Nhs England

Quarry Hill



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