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Quality Lead- Band 7 posted by North Bristol NHS Trust

Full Time
Southmead, Bristol
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


The Quality Improvement Lead for the Women and Children's Division at NBT will act as the key driver supporting day to day quality improvement initiatives including the implementation of national strategic drivers, audit, perinatal mortality reviews and learning from complaints and patient feedback. They will cover the management of risk incidents in the absence of the Lead for Quality & Patient Safety midwife. You will also be a professional role model, leading and coordinating the team as required, behaving in an exemplary manner at all times.

They will be the key driver supporting day to day quality improvement initiatives including the implementation of national strategic drivers, audit, perinatal mortality reviews and learning from complaints and patient feedback. The post holder will cover the management of risk incidents in the absence of the Lead for Quality & Patient Safety midwife.

Expected to be a professional role model, leading and coordinating the team as required, behaving in an exemplary manner at all times.

For further details / informal visits contact:

The service at North Bristol Trust is based at Southmead Hospital and provides a full range of obstetric and gynaecological services for women who live in the catchment of BNSSG. The maternity department is one of the largest in the country, was awarded ‘Good’ by the CQC and has more than 6,300 births each year offering women the choice of 4 places of birth. These include a 15 bed Consultant led Obstetric Unit, an Alongside Midwifery Unit with 800 births per year, a Freestanding Midwifery Unit at Cossham Hospital with up to 500 births per year (which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC) and Home Birth. It has extensive maternal medicine services with specialist endocrine, epilepsy, haematology and renal clinics and a Fetal Medicine Service.

The Maternity services are well renowned nationally and internationally, having developed PROMPT and with a wide research portfolio. We are one of the first Trusts to achieve and maintain CNST level 3 and successful in achieving full compliance with the recent NHS Resolution 10 Maternity Safety Actions. The unit works closely with interventional radiology in the management of placenta accreta/percreta providing a 24 hour service which accepts tertiary referrals for women with an abnormally invasive placenta. The Community Midwifery Service covers South Gloucestershire, North Bristol and North Somerset. The Gynaecology service are dynamic with a clear vision to develop and take the service into the future with increased ambulatory care, supported by our Nurse Consultant for Gynaecology.

The tertiary level 3 Neonatal Unit, which is renowned for its excellent clinical outcomes, particularly for the very preterm baby, has 34 cots and offers Intensive Care, High Dependency Care and Special Care, with Transitional Care facilities on the postnatal ward.

Our Area -

Bristol has again been named as the UK’s most desirable location in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. Described as “a small city that feels like a big city” it was praised for being “handily placed for seaside and scenery” but “hardly cut off” “cool, classy and supremely creative”

NBT is located in North of Bristol City centre, close to the M4/M5 junction at Almondsbury and Bristol Parkway railway station, we have excellent communication and transport links to all points North, South, East and West – the countryside and the seaside are within an easy commute.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales which is about to become even more attractive with the ending of the toll fees on the Severn Bridges

Any queries please contact Jodie.da ( Email address removed ). Tel [Click here to apply]




The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel [Click here to apply].

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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Reference Number

339-TAC0626-A

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