Chair of the High Secure National Oversight Group

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NHS England
London (Greater)
£800 per day
09 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Non Executive, Chair
NHS England
Job Type
Part Time

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The National Oversight Group (NOG) is an assurance body that brings together representation from NHS England, the three providers of high secure hospital services and Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Justice, CQC, NHS Improvement and the Welsh Assembly Government who have expertise and/or accountability for provision, regulation, commissioning, authorisation and/or high secure care pathways.

The purpose of NOG is to provide assurance and support to the NHS Commissioning Board [NHS England] (acting on behalf of Secretary of State) in discharging his or her functions set out in section 16 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

As the Independent Chair of the National Oversight Group you will be responsible for providing NHS England and the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care assurance that the High Secure Hospital Services are operating within the Directions, the Mental Health Code of Practice and holding the system to account for ensuring the appropriate level of capacity is available. Your role will be to ensure that approaches taken support the achievement of the best outcomes for patients.


You will be an exceptional individual who can operate within a complex environment. You will be an individual of proven integrity, who role models values-based leadership and has the track record to command the confidence and trust of NHS staff and other national health organisations, the Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Justice alongside other key and influential bodies.

Time Commitment:                        up to 15 days per year


Indicative timetable

Closing date:                    Midnight on 23rd October 2019

Shortlisting complete:       1st November 2019   

Interviews held:                14th November 2019