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Clinical Fellow - Infection Prevention & Control

NHS AfC: Band 8d - Monitor 2.1 (indictive)

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Clinical Fellow - Infection Prevention & Control
NHS AfC: Band 8d - Monitor 2.1 (indictive)
Fixed Term/Secondment until - 31/03/2019
Part Time 15 hours per week
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£67,247 - £83,258 (+HCAS £6,469 if in London) per annum
22/03/2018 23:59

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

This post is appropriate for bands 8a-8d and pay will be in line with substantive arrangements.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) has a profound impact on the safety, experience and clinical outcomes for patients. In addition to the personal cost of acquiring an infection to individual patients, there is a significant financial cost to the NHS. Gram-negative bloodstream infections are believed to have contributed to approximately 5,500 NHS patient deaths in 2015.
This is an exciting time to join NHS Improvement.  We are leading an improvement programme to help support the delivery of a reduction in Gram-negative bloodstream infections.

This is an important patient safety measure. This programme involves working across health and social care boundaries so is both a challenge and an opportunity to support system wide improvements.

These posts will form part of a small central team that will be actively working with regional and local teams in England. These posts will require the ability to travel in the UK as engaging with local systems to implement change is essential.

We are looking for a number of part-time infection prevention fellows who will be experienced clinicians who can lead a national project as part of the Gram-negative bloodstream infections improvement programme.

2017/18 programme engagement has identified a number of potential clinically led projects, including:

  • National IPC Policy.
  • Hand Hygiene.
  • UTI Care bundle development - from existing evidence and guidelines & Review of Safety Thermometer (CAUTI).
  • IPC/GNBSI guidance/evidence/research collation & review.
  • Review of pathways for people undergoing chemotherapy/radiotherapy.

This post is appropriate for bands 8a-8d and pay will be in line with substantive arrangements.


These posts will be on a fixed term basis or secondment and post holders can be based in any NHS Improvement office. This will be discussed at interview.

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Further details / informal visits contact

 Linda Dempster (Head of Infection Prevention & Control)

Gavin Eyres (Senior Programme Management Lead)