National Medical Director

NHS England
London (Central), London (Greater)
From £176,000 or Medical Leaders terms
15 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

NHS England

National Medical Director

ESM band 3 – From £176,000 or medical leaders terms

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

The work of NHS England has evolved since its inception in 2013 and the focus has shifted to supporting transformation and the delivery and implementation of the key priorities set out in 'Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View' published in March 2017.

This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS delivers high quality care for all is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

The National Medical Director is the most senior medical advisor for the NHS organisation that both shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer and with the responsibility for high quality clinical services for England’s population.

You will drive and oversee system-wide learning and improvement to address both short-term and longer term issues surrounding patient care and quality as well as supporting the transformation agenda

You will lead the development of NHS England through the delivery of two principal responsibilities:

  • providing clinical, professional and system leadership across primary, community and secondary care;
  • ensuring ongoing improvements in clinical outcomes and overall quality of patient care.

For informal enquiries please contact Tom Easterling - Director of the Chair and Chief Executives office on

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Closing date 3 October 2017 with Interviews to be held on 9 October 2017.

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