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Interim Head of Patient Flow

The Finegreen Group
South East England
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 8d
Closing date
24 Nov 2021

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for experienced Interim Head of Patient Flow to successfully manage patient flow, capacity and demand and bed management for an NHS organisation in the South East. This assignment will cover a period of up to 6 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of managing Patient Flow and Discharge Planning across an entire site and delivering against performance targets.

The role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8d.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Take lead responsibility for identifying, resolving and preventing delays within the patient flow system;
  • Assess key activity and performance requirements against current and projected capacity, performance and operational delivery, taking overall responsibility and accountability;
  • Working within the services with staff to improve processes for admission, patient flow within the Trust and patient transfer/discharge procedures;
  • Overall management and delivery of significant out of area bed/patient repatriation;
  • Liaise with members of the multi-professional team both within the organisation and with external stakeholders, to devise and embed service improvements, to ensure continuity is maintained and to ensure patient flow is maximised.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Masters degree qualification or equivalent level of experience at a senior level;
  • Postgraduate level management qualification;
  • Experience of managing Patient Flow and Discharge Planning across an entire site;
  • Credible experience of staff management;
  • Proven track record of being involved in large scale transformation/improvement to ensure that patient care is the upmost priority.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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