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Band 8d Head of Patient Systems

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Royal Free London is one of the largest Hospital Groups in the NHS and was one of NHS England's Global Digital Exemplars in 2018. RFL has continued to invest in digital services, rolling out Cerner Millenium across the Group in 2021 and with its Chase Farm Hospital being one of only a few NHS hospitals to achieve HIMMS EMRAM Level 7 in 2022. RFL now operates one of the largest EPR shared domains in the NHS with West Herts Teaching Hospitals and continues to roll out the latest Oracle Cerner functionality and is supporting the national direction of expanding EPR shared domains.

You'll be leading a multi-disciplinary team providing a range of support and development services including the Oracle Health Cerner Millenium platform and many other clinical systems, as well as supporting the digital transformation programme in North Central London and across London. You'll also be responsible for the delivery of integration services and system access including the Registration Authority (smart card) service. You'll be managing a team of around 35 staff, plus the Cerner Application Management Servicer (AMS), as well as controlling a sizeable budget.

The role has hybrid working, based at the Royal Free Hospital with travel to other sites as required from time to time.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details and visit the RFL website

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust mission is to be world class in terms of healthcare treatment, clinical research and teaching excellence.

We aim to deliver and develop leading local healthcare in all three of ourhospitals, to improve lives and help people thrive.

We measure our progress against our four governing objectives: excellent health outcomes, outstanding experience of care, be a sustainable organisation and outstanding experience for our people. Ensuring staff are cared for and valued is a key part of the RFL.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details and visit the RFL website.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Post graduate degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A relevant technical or professional qualification, e.g. ITIL


  • A management qualification
  • Membership of relevant professional body or association



  • Substantial experience of managing full application services lifecycle, including systems design, specification, development, data transformation and migration, unit and integrated testing, implementation, staff management and post live applications support.
  • Experience of managing and developing Cerner Millennium
  • Experience of managing Third Party Providers delivering outsourced Application Management Services
  • Experience of leading the management of change - organisational, business, technical.
  • Experience of delivering programmes and projects using structured programme and project management approaches
  • Experience of leading, managing, developing and motivating teams of skilled professionals.
  • Experience of defining application products and solutions using structured approaches and for development.
  • Experience of supporting a broad range of patient application systems
  • Experience of developing and managing web-based, customer facing websites with a highly transactional database backend.


  • Experience of working within an NHS organisation.
  • Experience of managing internal and external suppliers and negotiating contractual requirements for the delivery of application packages and changes to meet product and service delivery requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site working - Base: Royal Free Hospital



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