NHS Assembly

The NHS Assembly will bring together a range of individuals from across the health and care sectors at regular intervals to advise the joint boards of NHS England and NHS Improvement on delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP).

The Assembly membership will bring broad stakeholder insight and frontline experience to discussions, serving as a “guiding coalition” on implementation of the improvements outlined in the plan.

The Assembly will have an agreed programme of work to allow for tier two engagement activity to be conducted in advance of meetings to help bring wider insight to the membership as appropriate. The Assembly is not itself responsible for LTP implementation and nor does it cut across the current statutory accountabilities of NHS England and NHS Improvement.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are seeking to appoint two Co-Chairs for the NHS Assembly.

The NHS in England recently published the NHS Long Term Plan that sets out our vision and roadmap for the NHS over the next ten years. Building on the collaborative approach to developing the vision, priorities and commitments for the NHS, the NHS Assembly is a new national forum that will regularly bring together a range of stakeholders to advise the boards of NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of a “guiding coalition” supporting the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

We are seeking to appoint one clinical and one non-clinical Chair. The Co-Chairs will be jointly responsible for providing leadership to the group, ensuring its effectiveness and promoting the work of The Assembly within the NHS and among wider partners. You will need to work alongside its members to facilitate discussion and build consensus to support the successful implementation of the Long Term Plan. You will provide independent judgement and constructively challenge and influence discussion across the membership ensuring all members have a voice within The Assembly.

As Co-Chair you are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and commitment to the values of the NHS. Candidates will have a proven track record in a leadership role within an organisation or committee at a national or regional level. Candidates must be able to demonstrate independence and objectivity. The role will require an expected time commitment of one day per month per co-chair with a remuneration rate in line with similar independent chair appointments.

The closing date for applications is midday on 21 February 2019 with interviews planned during the week commencing 25 February.

The NHS values and promotes diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.