Clinical Advisor to Maternity Investigations

12 May 2018
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

4 posts (0.4 FTE, ESM1)

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was established by the Government in 2016. Headed by the Chief Investigator, it is tasked with carrying out independent safety investigations across the healthcare system in England, and became operational from April 2017. HSIB is hosted by NHSI but will maintain its independence both in the conduct and the reporting of its investigations.

The purpose of HSIB is to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector, by carrying out expert investigations to determine the causes of accidents and serious incidents, and to make safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence. It is not to apportion blame or liability. HSIB will also seek to improve investigation practice across the system.

HSIB have taken responsibility for setting up maternity investigations from April 2018 onwards and this national programme will aim to reduce stillbirth, neonatal death and severe brain injured babies and maternal deaths. HSIB will undertake the most serious maternity investigations using our independent, impartial and standardised process that does not apportion blame or responsibility. HSIB will recruit 100 plus investigators over 2018 and the clinical advisor (maternity investigations) will be integral in providing strategic clinical leadership and expert advice to support the maternity programme.

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a 4 clinical advisors for up to 2 days/week. We invite applications from senior experienced doctors in obstetrics or a relevant discipline. This post is offered on a part time, fixed term or secondment basis enabling the candidate to maintain part time clinical practice within their speciality. We can accommodate other working patterns dependent on availability.

This role is evolving and this will be an excellent opportunity for successful candidates to help shape and support the implementation of the maternity investigations programme.

For further information about this role please visit our website by clicking the apply button and/or contact Dr Kevin Stewart, Medical Director, HSIB at

Interviews will be held w/b 18 June 2018

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