Message from BHRS President, Alistair Slade
“After many years of incredibly hard work, Francis Murgatroyd is stepping down from his role as the National Audit Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management. On Behalf of Council and indeed the whole of BHRS I would like to thank him for years of service.  The process to appoint his successor has begun and we attach the advert and job description and we would encourage interested candidates to apply for this pivotal role in capturing quality data that will contribute to improving the care of our patients”.

Clinical Leadership Role for the National Audit for Cardiac Rhythm Management

1 PA per week*

 Do you have the passion and the skills required to lead the National Audit for Cardiac Rhythm Management to the next phase of Quality Improvement?

We are looking for a specialist consultant cardiologist or related speciality to provide clinical leadership for the National Audit for Cardiac Rhythm Management (NACRM), one of the six specialist domains of the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP).  NICOR is hosted by the NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (Arden and GEM) to deliver the programme  commissioned and funded by NHS England.

The appointment will be made by NICOR, in consultation with the British Heart Rhythm Society using Arden and GEM recruitment process. The position reports to the Director of NICOR and the Chair of the NCAP Operational and Methodology (NOM) Group.  The post holder will work closely with the Chair of the NOM Group, NICOR Chief Operating Officer, other NCAP domain clinical leads and the NICOR delivery team.  The post holder will:

  • Chair multi-disciplinary NACRM Domain Expert Group (DEG) meetings, monthly Project Management Teams meetings, and any other ad-hoc NACRM meetings, as required.
  • Participate in monthly NOM Group meetings and quarterly Professional Liaison Group (PLG) meetings; and
  • Act as an ambassador for NICOR.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate professional excellence, an understanding of national audit and Quality Improvement methodology at a National Level and the necessary management skills to ensure timely delivery of the agreed NCAP outputs, as well as to effectively develop and enhance the partnerships between the NICOR and its stakeholders (BHRS, other professional societies, hospitals, commissioners, regulators, patients and the public, and the funders).

The Job Description for this role is below.  However, for further information or an informal discussion please contact:

Professor Mark de Belder, Chair of the NOM Group; or

Dr Francis Murgatroyd, NACRM Clinical Lead

For applications, please send your full CV (with your contact details (telephone and email address) as well as details of three referees) along with a covering letter outlining your vision for the Audit and explaining how you would provide the clinical leadership required in this role, to:

Mr James Chal

NICOR Chief Operating Officer
NHS Arden and GEM CSU

The closing date for applications: 21 October 2022

Interviews will take place:  2 November (PM) and 3 November 2022 (AM).

*Payment contribution of £10,000 per annum
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION