Clinical Fellows

Tenure

  • Until 31 March 2020 – with the possibility for extension

Time commitment 

  •  10 sessions (one session = 4 hours) for each clinical fellow 

Remuneration

  • £226 per session 

The role

The End of Life Care Spotlight Project is developed in partnership with Marie Curie. 

The End of Life Care Spotlight aims to promote and enable high quality care for people nearing the end of their life, based on their needs and preferences. Through strategic development to improve provision, and ensuring that patient preferences and choices form the basis for end of life care approaches, this project aims to raise the profile of end of life care, consolidating the work already undertaken and building for the future.

In February 2019, the RCGP and Marie Curie launched the Daffodil Standards - the UK General Practice Standards for Advanced Serious Illness and End of Life Care. They are a blend of quality statements, evidence-based tools, reflective learning exercises and quality improvement steps. The Standards are relevant to all UK practices, offering a structure to enable practices, whatever the starting level, to be proactive organisations in which continuous learning and improvement steps are an integral part of caring for people.

To build upon the success of the End of Life Project Spotlight Project and the Daffodil Standards, we are seeking to recruit three Clinical Support Fellows one in each of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to review the current Daffodil Standards, lead a refresh of the Standards from their respective nation’s perspective and encourage dissemination of the Standards. 

The role will involve working closely with the RCGP End of Life Care Clinical Champion and RCGP & Marie Curie Partnership Steering Group in implementing the agreed workplan, as well as planning and reporting.

This role offers the opportunity to help to influence and shape the development and delivery of a range of innovative initiatives within the RCGP to help general practice and primary care, and to spearhead partnership working with key stakeholders, to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Deliverables of the project may include: 

  • Leading a review and refresh of the Daffodil Standards to ensure relevance and influence/improved reach to respective devolved nations. 
  • Leading dissemination of refreshed Daffodil Standards. 
  • Review and development of RCGP CPD End of Life Care learning modules, ensuring relevance to respective devolved nations.  
  • Identifying local and nation-wide channels and opportunities to promote the Daffodil Standards. 

Expected skills, competencies and qualities: 

  • Preferably around 5 years of experience and influence in general practice, palliative care and commissioning.  
  • Understanding of general practice and end of life care relevant policy.
  • Understanding of connecting learning with general practice contractual and other levers to enable quality improvement.
  • Experience of implementing Quality Improvement programmes.
  • Experience in networking and influencing senior level stakeholders to inspire change in practice.
  • Good links within the primary care sector, maximising the reach of the End of Life Project work and Daffodil Standards. 
  • Appropriate level of seniority and experience to work with executive teams, supporting them to develop and implement the relevant policies.
  • Experience in general practice and palliative care education and development of curriculum, in relevant devolved nation.

How to apply

The RCGP aims to encourage and maintain the highest possible standards of patient care in general practice. We are looking to recruit a member of the RCGP or otherwise suitably skilled person who can work collaboratively to raise the profile and awareness of this work within both general practice and the wider primary care community with the aim of improving the quality of care and patient outcomes.

We would like to know why you think the clinical area is important to general practitioners. Please describe any interest and experience you have in education, general practice and end of life and palliative care.

Send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 4 sides of A4) to Rosie Alouat at: Rosie.Alouat@rcgp.org.uk to be received no later than Friday 28 February 2020

Closing date

  • Friday 28 February 2020

Interview date

  • Interviews will be held week commencing 2 March and 9 March 2020

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