Working in partnership with Health Education England, the AHSN Network is recruiting to two exciting roles which will bring a patient safety focus to ‘learning from deaths’ work.

Hours: Full-time

Pay Band: Band 8A

Period: One-year, fixed-term secondment with effect from 2018

Base: Local Academic Health Science Network

Accountable to: AHSN Network Patient Safety Director

The post-holder will be one of two Fellows working flexibly during their one-year secondment on a number of work programmes in support of patient safety in healthcare education. While the workplan will be flexible, the primary focus of the role will be exploring and addressing the educational aspects of the recent Gosport Review (June 2018). These two roles will provide patient safety and quality improvement activities which includes effective liaison, project management and stakeholder engagement working with system partners to improve patient safety and implement learning associated with Gosport to improve patient safety and experience across the country.

These roles will:

  • Describe the system response to Gosport in respect the education and training of the health and social care workforce.
  • Develop a response to the emerging themes arising from the Gosport review in so far as they have educational implications in partnership with HEE and the AHSNs.
  • Support openness and transparency in the NHS in collaboration with system partners.
  • Evaluation and dissemination of intelligence and good practice.


While the main focus of the Fellowship is described above, the roles will be flexible and responsive to the emerging nature of education and development to support patient safety in healthcare.

The post holder will be expected to work with other agencies across the healthcare system to deliver the requirements of the role. The Fellowship will be supported by a learning and development programme within the host AHSN.

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2018. Please apply by sending your CV and a supporting letter to Cheryl Crocker, Patient Safety Leads Chair: [email protected].

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 17 December.

Download further details and the person specification.

For further information, please contact Cheryl Crocker, Patient Safety Leads Chair, on [email protected] or 07772 353064.

AHSNs are committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

AHSNs are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.