Chief Medical Officer

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System


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    28 March 2022

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    Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

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The Healthier Together Partnership for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) is an ICS made up of ten organisations, including NHS Trusts, councils, the ambulance services, commissioners and community providers. Healthier Together serves a population of 1 million people and represents a commitment to work together on improving health and care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The Partnership is about tackling the issues that matter most

The Chief Medical Officer will work closely with the Chief Nursing Officer to oversee the quality of health services within the ICS; and will have an influential executive role and shared accountability for the development and delivery of the long-term clinical strategy of the integrated care board (ICB), ensuring this reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations within the ICS.

We are seeking an experienced, progressive medical leader with experience of leading highly complex and contentious quality improvement/clinical change and digital transformation at significant scale. A registered medical practitioner with board level experience, able to engage with credibility across organisational boundaries to drive transformational change as the ICS strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce the health and care inequalities present across the system.

Collaborative and innovative in your approach, with a track record of providing clinical leadership, mentorship, and professional development at a very senior level with demonstrable outcomes, you will be a champion for diversity and inclusion and for putting the patient at the heart of all strategic decisions. You will also have substantial experience of providing board level and/or system leadership within a regulated environment and across complex systems with demonstrable impact. 

We’re seeking a thorough yet adaptable individual, committed to high standards. An active team player, politically astute and able to communicate at all levels and across multiple, complex stakeholder maps.

You will be joining an ambitious team that operates within a partnership built on a solid foundation of mutual trust and respect. We are entering an exciting period for health and social care, in which the shift from competition to collaboration will be a challenging one. We will need to demonstrate how we deliver the four key aims of our integrated care system:

  • improving outcomes in population health and healthcare.
  • tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access.
  • enhancing productivity and value for money.
  • helping the NHS support broader social and economic development.

The successful candidates, will have to demonstrate how you lead in an ethical, collegiate and professional manner in which equality, diversity and inclusion are central. If you are someone who wants to be part of a team that truly works towards one public service, are able to think strategically and act in a transformative way, this will be the job for you.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Richard Murphy (07393 013 067 / or Melanie Shearer (07785 616548 / 

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Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 28th March 2022

Short listing
w/c 4th April 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
Wednesday 13th April 2022

Panel Interviews
Thursday 14th April 2022

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


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