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GIRFT Clinical Co-Lead – Head and Neck Cancer

ENT clinical co-lead sought

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is looking for a GIRFT an ENT clinical co-lead to work alongside the OMFS and Clinical Oncologist Co-leads to undertake a review of variation in the provision of head and neck cancer services across England.

This GIRFT review is jointly commissioned with the NHS Cancer Programme, therefore, the post holder will need to work closely with other national and relevant regional teams and, once the review is complete, in supporting cancer alliances in understanding local delivery issues.

The role will involve working with the GIRFT analytics team to create a comprehensive benchmarked data pack collating data from multiple sources to review process, quality, and productivity in every service in England and undertaking an in-depth review of this pack with every service in England. After each review meeting an action plan will be proposed to each service.

The role will also include the drafting, in collaboration with expert in-house writers, of a report capturing the key themes and recommendations for improving the delivery of head and neck cancer services in England. The report will be followed up with a national webinar and the creation of assorted guidance documents as required by the outcome of the review.

The successful candidate will also support the team’s work in developing pathways, understanding theatre efficiency, and promoting best practice.

Please note that the post holder should have served on a national committee for their specialty and be endorsed as a suitable candidate by their main specialty association.

It should be noted that other clinicians and related allied health professionals will be retained to participate in the reviews once the lead clinicians are in post.

GIRFT is an NHS improvement programme designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation and is one of an aligned set of programmes within NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Please note the reason for the fixed term of this vacancy is short term funded project.

Details available on nhs website

For further details and informal visits contact:

Name: Caroline Ager

Job title: Workstream Delivery Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 07841484305

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