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Clinical Governance Lead

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be required to lead the governance processes and implementation of the quality governance framework with the Care Group Directors of Nursing/Midwifery, and support delivery of compliance against quality standards, regulations, and other performance metrics

The post holder will develop the Clinical Governance plans with the Care Group Directors of Nursing/Midwifery on the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Framework within service delivery, establishing best practice standards and performance targets, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and providing expert guidance to support the delivery of services that reflect the best interests of people who use them.

The post holder will keep abreast of national initiatives and developments, identifying and communicating changes to ensure that best practice initiatives are implemented as part of continuous improvement across the Care Groups. They will ensure that teams have up to date policies and procedures in place that are relevant, understood and complied with, and will provide training and development of staff as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

o Strategic development, implementation and monitoring of Care Group Quality and Patient Experience Improvement Plan in collaboration with the Care Group Triumvirate.

o Lead and support the co-production of quality and service improvement programmes across the Care Group.

o Devise plans with services to demonstrate user feedback has been considered and appropriate quality improvements developed.

o Ensure risks across the Care Group are actively managed and timely reviewed.

o Actively support internal audit processes across the division/Care Group ensuring that action plans are in place and routinely monitored to deliver required improvements

o Coordinate and engage colleagues to support delivery of Trust quality strategy.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - BHT - A great place to work (

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our care values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Degree related to healthcare management or relevant demonstrable experience
  • Evidence of further continued professional development
  • Extensive experience in clinical governance, quality improvement, or a related field within the healthcare sector
  • In-depth specialist knowledge of healthcare regulations, standards, and accreditation bodies acquired through Masters education or equivalent experience plus specialist experience and expertise in clinical governance and staff management.
  • Management and clinical qualification would be desirable.



  • Senior leadership /management experience in NHS acute setting/ and/or integrated organisation
  • Evidence of ability to use knowledge and experience to analyse complex patient safety issues
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of relevant legislation and practice standards.



  • Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with high level negotiation and influencing skills and an ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and a range of external partners.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting to inform quality improvement strategies
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions.
  • Numerical experience and ability to use spreadsheets and produce high quality management reports
  • Excellent computer literacy skills with knowledge of developing and leading presentations, using and managing databases and effective use of word processing software, and incident reporting systems such as Datix

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

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