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Head of Clinical Audit & Effectiveness

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
This role is to develop and promote clinical audit systems and processes across the trust which will include supporting completion of identified priority Clinical audits and raising awareness of evidence based practice.

The post holder will also support and inspire others to meet the needs of the clinical audit agenda. This will include monitoring implementation of the Trust's annual clinical audit programme and ensuring learning from clinical audit that maintains / improves the quality of patient care is communicated effectively and acted upon at service level.

Key Working Relationships:

o The post-holder will report to the Executive Medical Director

o The post-holder will work closely with :


Director of Operations

Clinical Directors

Director of Nursing and AHPs

Main duties of the job

This role will be responsible for reporting on the annual clinical audit plan including reviewing and recommending regular adjustments and amendments when the plan is not delivering and escalating issues appropriately. As part of this, the post holder will be required to undertake analysis of complex statistical / analytical / clinical data & interpretation of such information to produce or review action plans or recommendations.

Proven communication skills both written & oral with therefore be an essential part of the role, providing and receiving highly complex, sensitive and potentially contentious information. Effective presentation skills will be expected with the ability to present complex data in a concise and understandable format, presenting information regarding projects to a wide range of internal / external stakeholders in formal and informal settings.

Further to this, the post will need to develop, implement and maintain an effective training / educational programme for clinicians, managers and audit staff to ensure continued development of clinical audit throughout the Trust.

The individual in post will be responsible for the management of budgets linked to audit activity ensuring appropriate resources are in place to facilitate the annual audit plan and to support the staff in the delivery and outcome implementation.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification in Healthcare, Research and / or Audit based, or equivalent experience


  • Evidence of CPD



  • Project management experience & knowledge of project / change management techniques & processes


  • NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Berrywood Hospital



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