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Clinical Governance Lead - St Bartholomew's Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Clinical Governance Lead

St Bartholomew's Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated professional to join our Clinical Governance team in the pivotal role of Clinical Governance Lead for our Clinical Services Division. This is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with the CSD leadership team, driving the development, coordination, and delivery of our clinical governance agenda.

As the Clinical Governance Lead, you will play a crucial role in:

Patient Advocacy: Provide leadership in addressing and resolving patient concerns and complaints, ensuring an unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction and quality care.

Risk Management: Coordinate the Divisional Risk Register, supporting the management teams in the identification, assessment, and mitigation of risks to enhance patient safety and operational excellence.

Regulatory Compliance: Support the framework for national audit and regulatory compliance, seeking assurance of adherence to standards and guidelines.

Incident Management: Support the coordination of incident responses and take a pivotal role in ensuring engagement with those affected by adverse events.

Data Analysis: Analyse divisional data to identify opportunities for learning and improvement, contributing to the ongoing enhancement of patient outcomes and healthcare services.

Staff Development: Foster a culture of continuous improvement by supporting and developing staff within the division, enabling them to actively engage in clinical governance processes.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who will bring skills and expertise to support these key functions, including an empathetic manner with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.

Support and development will be available for the right candidate

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • 1st level degree or equivalent experience or study


  • Completion of a management qualification or equivalent
  • Professional registration qualification or previous but recent clinical background, nurse, midwife, AHP, medical practitioner



  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of Governance, Risk Management and/or Health and Safety, which includes the ability to evaluate current local position against national and local standards within the NHS
  • Complaints handling and investigation experience.
  • Experience of evaluating 'evidence' against prescribed standards for a range of assessments


  • Clinical experience or professional registration or qualification



  • Demonstrable knowledge of NHS Quality Governance frameworks
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a patient safety/clinical governance arena
  • Understanding of National frameworks for management of patient safety incidents
  • Understanding of the Duty of Candour legislation and its application to practice.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of external assessment or regulation. In the NHS or other public service


  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and use of databases and commercial IT systems



  • The ability to work unsupervised, on personal initiative and as part of a team, working across professional boundaries at all levels of the site and organisation
  • Demonstrates the skill required to present complex issues clearly and concisely at all levels including site Quality Governance and Board level.
  • Excellent written English, able to write concise and grammatically correct reports and summaries, presenting information clearly
  • Excellent organisational skills able to work effectively under pressure and to identified and work successfully towards deadlines
  • Evidence of good presentation skills in a range of media and training materials
  • Demonstrates skills in analysis and interpretation of risk, performance, clinical and other data and reports
  • Ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely at all levels of the organisation, including to executive colleagues
  • Can handle sensitive situations and communicate appropriately with patients, and family members when things have gone wrong


  • Excellent Datix (or equivalent risk management data base) skills and demonstrable evidence that they can teach others to use the system
  • Ability to lead Quality Improvement projects using an established methodology

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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