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Clinical Governance Lead

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCA
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
You will provide support and guidance to clinicians and managers in all aspects of quality, patient safety and governance, being responsible for the day-to-day management of the Divisional Governance Framework and ensuring commitment to managing risk in a coordinated and systematic way, contributing to delivering the Divisional and Trust wide governance agenda.

Experience of working collaboratively with senior clinicians and managers with a proven ability to deliver on non-negotiable deadlines is essential. You will be a positive influencer with a strong commitment to teamwork, shared learning and high performance.

Main duties of the job

Act as an expert source of advice for the divisional leadership team in respect ofmaintaining an integrated governance function ensuring that the division can demonstrate that its services are Safe, Effective, Caring, Well led and Responsive.

Ensure divisional staff have a good understanding of the key governance issues for their service and are managing the challenges appropriately and provide training where required.

Ensure that the Division has in place systems and processes which ensure that all aspects of clinical risk within the Division are managed appropriately at every level, including incident and accident reporting and root cause analysis of any clinical incidents.

Ensure that incidents, risks and complaints investigations are undertaken in a timely manner, that a root cause analysis is undertaken and internal or external reports are prepared to a high standard

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Divisional lead for the collation of evidence of compliance with the CQC outcomes (and other quality related regulatory authority standards).

    To improve performance and provide regular feedback on compliance against statutory and local requirements to enable the division to increase compliance proactively.

    To be the focal contact person for the division for CQC, HSE, MHRA, UKAS etc. and other relevant external regulators. Co-ordinate submission of information as required.

    Assess evidence collated by leads and advise on areas of improvement through a robust quality assurance process. Lead on the identification of areas requiring improvement to reach an acceptable compliance level

    Lead on the preparation for any external quality assessments.

    Act as a liaison point for the Corporate Governance Teams on key governance issues including Incidents, risks, alerts, litigation, inquests etc.

    Take the lead in agenda setting and organisation of Divisional Governance Meetings

    Agrees an annual work plan with the Division / Specialty teams to ensure that improvement activity is aligned to the wider picture with regards to safety, quality and experience, some being potentially time limited and focused on achieving specific outcomes or goals

    Works with colleagues to drive and support local ownership of clinical risks, governance and patient safety, helping to align and embed effective processes.

    Co-ordinate and oversee the work of the divisional clinical governance agenda riskmanagement, complaints, inquests, claims and litigation, reduction of patient harm,overseeing compliance with policies and procedures.

    Ensure that the Division operates in a way which ensures that the division is taking on board and acting on national, professional, regional and local guidelines and initiatives in relation to quality and patient safety e.g. National Patient Safety Agency,NICE.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Degree in relevant discipline
    • Educated to Master's Degree level or equivalent experience/qualification
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • midwives - Current registration to practice


    • Clinical/professional qualification (nonmidwives)



    • at least 3 years' experience in an acute NHS healthcare setting
    • Evidence of undertaking senior/lead roles dealing with risk management, quality of care or patient safety issues
    • experience of undertaking audits/surveys and change management
    • xperience of working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams


    • practical experience of leading Clinical Audit

    Knowledge and Skills


    • specialist knowledge of all stages of the governance cycle and quality improvement methodology. In depth specialist knowledge of NHS quality and governance strategy, policy and current issues
    • knowledge of quality improvement methods and techniques
    • able to organise and facilitate meetings effectively


    • PRINCE 2 QSIR Qualifications

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust



    Lewisham High Street


    SE13 6LH

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