Pricing Regulation Lead

NHS Improvement
30 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

As a Pricing Regulation Lead, you will be a vital member of the Pricing team which is tasked to ensure that health care is bought and paid for in a way that enables and promotes economic, efficient and effective services that deliver good and improving quality care to meet patients' needs today and tomorrow.

NHS Improvement is one of the key regulators for the NHS, a service with a total spend of around GBP100bn per year. NHS Improvement's pricing function currently sets prices for about GBP35bn of expenditure, mainly for hospitals (through the national tariff) and sets the rules for a further GBP37bn of locally priced services.

Within the Pricing Regulation Lead role, you will work closely with other teams and external stakeholders (mainly NHS England, commissioners and providers of health services) to develop key policies for the national tariff with the aim to help the NHS cope with the challenge of improving patient care with limited budgets.

You may, for example:

  • Lead on identifying and pricing new models of care, that improve patient care
  • Ensure our current tariffs maximise the incentive on providers to deliver care efficiently and to follow clinical best practice
  • Lead on impact assessment work, for example to assess the impact of new policy proposals or to assess the effectiveness of existing policies.
  • Ensure commissioners and providers have high quality guidance on how to apply the tariff and, if necessary enforce compliance with the tariff

In short, this role provides the opportunity to help shape the future direction of price based incentive regulation in the NHS.

The ideal candidate would have prior experience in economic price regulation, economic, strategy or policy gained, for example, in a strategic or economic consultancy, a regulated business, another regulator (UK or international), government department, or within the healthcare sector. Applicants with other relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants are also expected to have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience in writing regulatory documents
  • An ability to prioritise and deliver multiple conflicting and changing priorities
  • Experience in managing different internal and external stakeholder groups

We offer a competitive salary, plus a generous defined benefit pension scheme, competitive annual leave offer and the option for genuine flexible working arrangements.

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Closing date: 6th August 2017.

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.