The NHS Long-Term Plan recognises that primary care needs to be digitally transformed for patients to have good access to quality care and to provide the right support to our workforce. By 2023/24 Digital First primary care will become a new option for every patient in England, improving fast access to convenient primary care.
The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) is developing its programme to transform the way NHS primary care services are delivered through comprehensive range of digital capabilities which will empower citizens, patients and the NHS workforce to provide much more effective, timely and proactive care.
NHS care needs to be digitally transformed for patients to have good access to quality care and to provide the right support to our workforce. The national Primary Care Digital First programme is a major element in delivering this aspiration, providing new options for every patient in England to access primary care via convenient routes, as well as maximising the benefits to patient care and working lives that digital approaches can facilitate.
To support this programme, we require a skilled, motivated, and enthusiastic Senior Digital Programme Manager to work in a dynamic team that uses an agile approach to the design of digital services for primary care and its interface with wider care settings. In doing so, this will ensure that citizens have access to the convenience of a responsive digital experience supported by new models of care, and clinical teams that can triage and deliver care using digital technology.
The post holder will lead the development and delivery of our digital programme which consists of multiple portfolios delivered both at local and ICB levels. The programme is significant in its size, complexity and, most importantly, the outcomes it will provide to improve the experience of NHS services and their delivery among citizens, patients, and the workforce. The post holder will work within a varied and comprehensive team of clinicians, programme and project managers, and technical specialists.
Through the leadership of their team and as a leader within the wider organisation, the post holder and their digital programme team will work alongside colleagues within commissioning and transformation teams to develop blueprints and to deliver benefits and the associated outcomes to drive the transformational change in the way our NHS services are access and delivered.
Working with stakeholders within various settings across the ICB, and stakeholders from other organisations, the post holder will develop and lead the digital programme to deliver digital technology and the associated transformation within general practice, primary care networks and wider care settings. The post holder will also work collaboratively with ICB primary care and digital colleagues to jointly drive a system-wide programme to deliver digitally enabled transformation that will truly empower the NHS workforce and citizens to radically improve the way care is accessed and provided.
The Senior Digital Programme Manager will be a leader within the health system, with an extensive programme and digital innovation track record. The post holder will lead the digital programme and mobilisation team who will assure and support delivery of the key transformation deliverables. In addition, they will manage (through matrix working) a team aligned to the system and will ensure appropriate links are made to other programmes and enablers.
The post is formally based in Reading, and we offer the flexibility of remote working.