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Practice Governance Facilitator

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our dynamic team and play a role in shaping practice governance and quality improvement initiatives within our Specialist Services Division. As a Practice Governance Facilitator, you will support your teams to promote best practices, implement learning from patient safety incidents, ensure appropriate quality assurance practices are in place to support quality improvement. Your work will directly contribute to ensuring teams are compliant with standards, and their practices align with policies and procedure. If you are passionate about improving patient safety and patient experience in healthcare and enjoy working in a collaborative environment, apply today and be part of our mission to deliver safe services and continuous quality improvement.

Main duties of the job

This will include but is not limited to:

o Supporting the dissemination, implementation, and monitoring of Trust policies

o Supporting team managers in setting standards and improving the performance of individuals and teams

o Supporting teams with the development of quality improvement initiatives and their implementation.

o Identify audit priorities for Special Services Division and facilitate team-level audit programmes to support quality improvement

o Support unit concordance with processes for the reporting of, and learning from, incidents, including the monitoring of incident reports. Proactively use this learning to identify quality improvement initiatives

o Support units to coordinate responses to CQC/MHAC visits and serious incidents working towards service improvement

o Support the Senior Practice Governance Facilitator and Deputy Head of Nursing in any other governance or service improvement initiatives as required

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support teams in promoting best practices, implementing learnings from patient safety incidents, complaints, and service user feedback, ensuring quality assurance for continuous improvement.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualifications


  • Leadership Qualification



  • Experience in a management role within a health & social care setting
  • Translation of policy into practice
  • Standard setting and clinical audit
  • Performance management
  • Management & monitoring of complaints
  • Sound knowledge of current policy and national development in relation to, Mental Health, Clinical Governance, HR, Mental Health Act, and MH/LD clinical practice


  • Undertake Investigations
  • Knowledge and experience of in-patient and community Mental Health services

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rosanne House


Welwyn Garden City


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