The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA). As a NED of the NHS LA you will be responsible for the good governance of the organisation, providing challenge, scrutiny and support to a Board responsible for overseeing the expenditure of considerable sums of public money-NHSLA’s projected liabilities exceed £28bn and payments to patients who have suffered harm and their legal advisers is currently approximately £1.4bn and rising.
You will have excellent communication and team-working skills, an ability to draw balanced conclusions from complex and sometimes conflicting information, and a good understanding of the strategic and operational management of NHS Trusts and hospitals, including experience in change management in an NHS hospital setting. In addition the changing direction of travel with the integration of health and social care will bring further complexity to the NHS LA as an organisation.
About NHS Litigation Authority
The NHS Litigation's role includes managing clinical negligence and other claims against the NHS in England, helping to resolve disputes fairly, share learning and improve safety for patients and staff. The NHSLA also incorporates the National Clinical Assessment Service which supports patient safety by helping to resolve concerns about the performance of doctors, dentists and pharmacists within the NHS.