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Clinical Service Lead - Health Check Liaison Team

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Service Lead - Physical Health

This role sits within the Trust's corporate Physical Health team, which supports the delivery of high quality, evidence-based physical healthcare across the organisation.

This role holds operational responsibility for the Health Check Liaison Team, comprised of 7 x B4 Assistant Practitioners/Nursing Associates and 1 x B4 Team Administrator. The team work across community mental health services in Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark to support the delivery of physical healthcare to people with serious mental illness.

The role also involves supporting the Lead Nurse in the delivery of various clinical projects at a Trust-wide level to support quality of care. These may include policy, clinical governance, training/education, investigation and audit activities, depending on the needs of the service.

Applicants must have the ability to build positive and effective professional relationships, work with a range experienced leaders and be a credible nurse in practice. The role of Health Check Liaison Team Lead is an excellent opportunity for a nurse who is committed to the physical healthcare of patients. We will provide development, support and supervision.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Service Lead will focus on the operational management of the Health Check Liaison Team, which includes building relationships with various stakeholders bridging the gap between primary care and secondary mental health services and working innovatively to achieve outcomes.

Effective use of data is key to this role and the successful candidate will be proficient in data collation, analysis and report writing.

The Trust is dedicated to managing and developing a range of mental health services, working closely with service users and carers, our four partner local authorities, CCGs and NHS hospitals. Services are primarily focused on people with severe and enduring mental illness. However, it also promotes good mental health, early intervention to prevent more serious problems and provide support to primary care in dealing with people with less severe problems.

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trustis a large and diverse organisation providing core mental health services to the Boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Lambeth and Croydon and specialist services both regionally and nationally. The Trust is also involved in a number of international mental health projects.

The Trust has 4,800 staff. We treat 64,000 patients a year in the community across 74 community sites and provide inpatient care to 3700 people a year, in 786 beds across 8 inpatient sites. The trust has an annual turnover of �381 million. It has close links in education and research with the Institute of Psychiatry and Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, both of which are part of King's College London. This close collaboration involves working to ensure that developments and research feed directly into clinical practice. Its academic links with King's College London, which also include the Nightingale Institute and South Bank University, enables us to ensure that our health care staff receive high quality clinical training at both pre-qualification (or registration) stage and in specialist skills (post qualification).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification (combined) for the full list of duties and responsibilities within this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Masters level qualification/or equivalent in health, leadership or a related topic, or currently undertaking.


  • Completed training and gained experience as a Practice Assessor
  • Project management qualification.



  • Knowledge of physical health care within a mental health setting, including the inequalities experienced by people with serious mental illness.
  • Experience of working with local and national policies pertaining to physical health in mental health settings and parity of esteem.
  • Deep knowledge of public sector management and NHS Mental Health services, Social and Primary Care services
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with health and social care.
  • Awareness of primary and social care provision and collaborative working with mental health.
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.


  • Knowledge of community assets for health improvement, including those provided by the voluntary sector.
  • Knowledge in the use of population health approaches, including use of local data to inform approach.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals.
  • Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant documents for clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to synthesise complex information and provide clear advice and guidance.
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour



  • Experience of working with local and national policies pertaining to physical health in mental health settings and parity of esteem.
  • Experience of managing budgets and resources effectively
  • Experience delivering the implementation of change in the public sector.
  • Management experience running large multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience of providing teaching/training to multidisciplinary groups.


  • Experience of GAP analysis completion and contribution to clinical policy development/reviews.

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Maudsley Hospital

111 Denmark Hill



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