Why do we need clinical and care professional leaders?

We have incredible people and organisations working to enable everyone to lead happy, healthy lives.

Carers, social care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, doctors, voluntary and community sector professionals, experts by experience, allied health professionals, psychologists, healthcare scientists, physician associates, public health professionals – all are making a difference. But we face age-old challenges, from inequalities to preventable ill-health.

It’s clear no single person or organisation holds the answers. But COVID has shown that we can achieve so much when we work together – whether we plan, give or receive care and support. So we’re investing in the recruitment and development of people who can build on this momentum and work together across organisations and professions to improve health and care.

What is a clinical and care professional leader?

A clinical and care professional leader is someone who supports people to work together across organisations and professions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their patch.

Where do clinical and care professional leaders come from?

There is no ‘right’ sort of clinical and care professional leader. We want a health and care system that values and draws on the skills of different and unique people.

You’re likely to have some related experience. And you will be continuing to deliver care to people in South East London and registered with the appropriate professional body.

But whatever that may be – whether you’re a carer, social care practitioner, nurse, pharmacist, doctor, voluntary and community sector professional, expert by lived experience, allied health professional, psychologist, healthcare scientist, physician associate, public health professional or from another related background – you will care deeply about helping people lead happier, healthier lives.

How would I know if clinical and care professional leadership is for me?

  • You care about tackling inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of all people in our patch.
  • You want to make a lasting difference to how people experience health and care services.
  • You believe in the power of bringing together people with different skills, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • You believe we all have something to give and something to gain by working together.

What does a clinical and care professional leader do?

The capabilities below are in the words of 60 south east London system leaders, drawn from a set of five emerging characteristics which they have co-designed together.

  • Build connections and trust with different people and organisations who wouldn’t normally work together
  • Support different people and organisations to take collective action on shared challenges to improve the health and wellbeing of people in south east London.
  • Support people to share new ideas and test different approaches to working together on shared goals
  • Listen with compassion to actively involve people in the decisions that affect their lives and ensure their voices guide action
  • Embrace different perspectives and challenges in service of local people over organisations, places or professional groups

Sounds like a lot? Yes, but you’ll be supported through it.

You’ll join a growing community of system leaders who meet regularly to connect and learn and take part in more formal development activities as part of the new, South East London System Leadership Collaborative.

What if I'm not sure?

If you’re reading this wondering ‘is it really for me?’ please get in touch to chat. You can get in touch with the people listed below.

Available roles, how to find out more and how to apply

This section sets out the different types of clinical and care leadership roles available within individual SEL boroughs and programmes operating at a system wide level covering all of south east London.

All roles will be recruited to at slightly different timescales. Some roles are available immediately for application whilst others will be advertised in due course.

Within each section there are details of a contact email address so you can find out more information on specific job descriptions and register your interest.

Roles available at south east London level

Roles relating to specific service or programme areas

Roles available covering: urgent care; cancer; primary and community care; planned care; long term conditions, diabetes and obesity; learning disability & autism; maternity; mental health; children’s and young people’s health; medicines optimisation and more.

How to find out more and apply

For more information on specific roles, please head to our dedicated webpage (selondonics.org).

Roles available in Bexley

Applications for the Clinical and Care Professional Leadership roles advertised in Bexley have now closed. Please continue to check this page for details of further clinical and care professional leadership roles.

For any further information or questions, please contact Sarah.Birch@selondonics.nhs.uk.

Roles available in Bromley

Clinical and professional Leadership in Bromley

Health and care organisations in Bromley are working together to provide more joined up, proactive and personalised care for residents, through our Local Care Partnership – One Bromley.

One Bromley has an ambitious vision for health and care services to work together with local residents and patients to improve health and well being, and to ensure that services are better co-ordinated and of high quality.

We aim to:

  • Improve health and care services that meet local needs.
  • Empower people to take better care of their own health and reduce their dependency on services.
  • Provide support for patients from health and care professionals who act as one team, and work for organisations that behave as one system.
  • Improve the performance and quality of local services.
  • Reduce duplication.
  • Enable more people to be cared for in the community.

Supported by SE London ICS, which aims to enable local systems to strengthen and better meet the health and care needs of local populations, we are now seeking to recruit to a number of clinical and professional leadership posts. The posts are open to people working within health, care and our voluntary and community sector. They are initially for one year, but we hope to be able to extend the roles depending on availability of ongoing funding.

Individuals in these roles should aim to provide strong multi-disciplinary leadership that supports us all to make a difference for our residents and improve outcomes.

Two tranches of roles will be advertised in March 2023, with the hope that interviews will take place at the end of March/beginning of April.

These posts are open to all health and care professionals who are working or have worked in Bromley, with the exception of the Medicines Optimisation, for which we are specifically seeking a general practitioner.

Closing Date: Wednesday 22 March 2023

Closing Date: Friday 31 March 2023

How to apply

To apply for advertised roles, please complete the expression of interest form together with your CV and the equal opportunities monitoring form and return these to Transition@selondonics.nhs.uk. The forms are available at the bottom of the page here: South east London clinical and care leadership

Roles available in Greenwich

Clinical and Care Professional Lead for Medicines Management

Closing date: 14/04/23

We are looking for a health and care professional who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and dynamic to provide clinical input and strategic support to improve the quality and safety of prescribing in Greenwich.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • take a leadership role in advising how to improve, maintain and monitor standards of prescribing and medicines optimisation in Primary Care Networks and other locally commissioned services across health and social care;
  • implement medicines optimisation and prescribing initiatives, as well as acting as a clinical champion for the delivery of effective and efficient service models across health and social care.

Role-specific objectives of the Medicines Optimisation clinical lead are to:

  • promote parity of esteem for integrated working approaches at any available opportunity or at any event where interface prescribing issue is raised;
  • provide a Greenwich borough level clinical leadership and ensure co-operation and consistency of approach to medicines optimisation and clinical pathway implementation across borough as the chair of Medicines Pathway and Implementation Group, that reports to Healthier Greenwich Partnership
  • taking lead responsibility for bringing a clinical and operational perspective to decision affecting medicines management services within borough to SEL Integrated Medicines Optimisation Committee (IMOC) and trust Medicines Management Committee where applicable.

Job Description and Person Specification

If you are interested, please send a short expression of interest, no more than one page, outlining why you are interested in the role, with your curriculum vitae to jin.on@selondonics.nhs.uk by 14/04/2023.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr Nupur Yogarajah on nupur.yogarajah@nhs.net if you would like to learn more about this role.

Roles available in Lambeth

If you are seeking information on clinical leadership roles sponsored through our Lambeth Together Local Care Partnership please contact lamccg.lbsat@nhs.net or visit our Lambeth Together website for the latest information.

Applications for the current recruitment process to clinical leadership roles closed on 8 March 2022, however we are always interested in speaking with those interested in getting involved and any unfilled vacancies or newly developed roles will be advertised at a future date.

Roles available in Lewisham

Applications for the Clinical and Care Professional Leadership roles advertised in Lewisham have now closed. Please continue to check this page for details of further clinical and care professional leadership roles.

For any further information or questions, please contact charles.malcolm-smith@selondonics.nhs.uk.

Roles available in Southwark

Applications for professional leadership roles in Partnership Southwark have now closed, and this page will be updated with any new vacancies. However if you are interested in getting involved in the future, please contact josepha.reynolds@selondonics.nhs.uk for an informal conversation about the programme – it would be great to hear from you.

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