The healthcare commissioners for West Lancashire are on the look out for an experienced chief nurse to recruit to its board.
NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), made up of commissioners, lay members, GPs and a secondary care doctor, has started the recruitment process for a chief nurse who will advise the board on core nursing areas such as safeguarding and patient care.
The board has been supported by Helen Clarke, a chief nurse from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust who has provided clinical insight surrounding quality, safeguarding and patient safety. Due to her current work commitments, Helen is withdrawing her place on the board:
“I’ve sat on the CCG board for 10 months and have learned so much about the process of commissioning. The West Lancashire board is a strong visionary team and with clinicians sat side by side commissioners, decisions are made with the broad consideration that is required. I feel confident this vacancy will provide one of my nursing colleagues with a fantastic unique opportunity and plan to remain on the board until this place is filled.”
Dr John Caine, chair at West Lancashire CCG, said:
“Finding the right calibre of candidate is naturally essential. Healthcare is a complex area and this nursing role is vital to our board, allowing us to understand a wider picture when making decisions. We are looking for someone with exceptional nursing, leadership and management skills to complement our existing skills. One of our main priorities is to make sure that patient care is at the forefront of everything we do and this nursing role is crucial in our approach to this. We wish Helen all the best with her ongoing career in Bolton and would like to invite any interested parties to apply for the vacancy.”
For more information about the role please contact either Dr John Caine, CCG Chair, Mike Maguire, CCG Chief Officer on 01695 558144 or Helen Clarke, the current Chief Nurse on 07752 559043.
NHS West Lancashire CCG is responsible for commissioning local health services in West Lancashire, including planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care (including out of hours), community health services and mental health and learning disability services.