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Personalised Care Lead

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

This post has been funded by Macmillan Cancer Support for a 24 month fixed term contract or a secondment opportunity. This post is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to support the developing personalised care agenda in Northumbria Healthcare Trust

The post holder will also support the scoping and mapping out the requirements for a new Northumbria Macmillan Support and Information service.

This post will continue to support clinical teams linking in with established support sector, primary care, public health, palliative care, acute teams and community services on the personalised care agenda in cancer and oncology care. Fundamental will be patient engagement at all aspects of this development.

Underpinning this is the personalised care agenda (living with and beyond cancer), reducing health inequalities and ensuring patients/families can receive sign posting to local support services. The scope will utilise digital options, and the necessity for an agile service to meet the users needs.

Main duties of the job

Be able to work independently - project management skills in scoping and mapping service need

Reporting writing and presentation skills

Networking with key stakeholders

Knowledge of cancer pathways and personalised care agenda, third sector, community services, public health and reducing health inequalities

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead on the local implementation of the Personalised care agenda to improve quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer across primary and secondary care settings.
  • Increase informational support to patients to live well after treatment (secondary prevention) utilising existing support services, local and third sector agencies, through the development of a Sport and Information Service.
  • Increase patient experience of their cancer care in primary and secondary
  • Ensure consistence of care across Northumberland and North Tyneside, working with primary care, secondary care (cancer teams) in delivering Personalised care agenda (health needs assessment, treatment summaries, GP Cancer reviews, well-being events and information support).
  • Support and bring about system change, implementing the agenda, as dictated by national and local drivers.
  • Support on the development, scoping, mapping, co-ordination, implementation of the Macmillan Information Services for cancer patients across the trusts footprint.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent professional Qualification of working in health & Social care environment.
  • Personalised care and/or Public health skills and knowledge acquired through specialist training or demonstrable experience and knowledge of the personalised care agendas


  • Public Health or related Post Graduate Masters Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wansbeck Hospital

Woodhorn Ln, Ashington


NE63 9JJ

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