Patient Safety Lead Specialist

The Finegreen Group
South East England
Band 8b
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Patient Safety Lead Specialist.

The post is working in the South East, initially for a period of 3 months, at a Band 8b.

The post holder will support the Associate Director for Quality and Patient Safety in leading and managing the organisation’s patient safety programme across the organisation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership, expert advice, and support for a programme of work designed to promote, maintain, and improve patient safety across the organisation;
  • Lead a patient safety and quality agenda that reflects regulatory responsibilities, delivery of strategic objectives, national and local initiatives, and commissioner requirements;
  • Support the Associate Director with the implementation of recommendations set out in the national patient safety strategy and the development of a learning and improvement framework from Serious Incidents to reduce harm;
  • Manage the Central Patient Safety Team and work collaboratively with clinical leaders, senior managers, and teams to identify and systematically address gaps in patient safety;
  • Ensure robust frameworks, systems and processes are in place to support the management of patient safety across the organisation, including the sharing of lessons and learning from serious incident investigations;
  • Develop and deliver an organisation-wide approach to the management of patient safety, maintaining high quality standards both divisionally and across the organisation;
  • Lead on the implementation of a refreshed policy and framework for Serious Incident and Investigation Management aligned to national policy that will ensure effective systems and processes are in place across the organisation;
  • Develop and implement an organisation wide programme of education and training to build capability in Patient Safety, Serious incident and investigation management including RCA methodology;
  • Lead, manage and develop the Central Patient Safety Team to support and ensure effective delivery of the Patient Safety programme of work;
  • Contribute to, and lead, on the development of safety and quality reports for organisation’s committees and external assurance meetings;
  • Maintain and manage communications with local commissioners in relation to patient safety;
  • Provide oversight and manage the timely closure of all Central Patient Safety alerts;
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with reporting deadlines to commissioners.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A relevant professional clinical registration, or relevant professional qualification relating to patient safety/ root cause analysis;
  • A master’s degree, or equivalent experience;
  • In-depth specialist knowledge of the national agenda for patient safety;
  • Extensive knowledge of Duty of Candour and Being Open framework including the application of this across NHS Provider organisations;
  • Knowledge of clinical systems for data capture of incident reporting systems e.g., DATIX;
  • Excellent knowledge of the incident reporting process to the national reporting and learning system and how to use data to support quality improvement.


If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on


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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