Interim Project Manager for Tobacco Dependency

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    Public Health

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    Maisie Hockings

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  • Duration:

    31st March 2022

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  • Consultant:

    Maisie Hockings

Panoramic Associates are supporting a CCG to recruit an Interim Project Manager to manage the delivery of the Tobacco Dependency Programme. This role is full time until the end of March 2022 and will fall outside of ir35.

The NHS LTP commitment for tobacco dependency is to support people to quit smoking using an evidence-based treatment model based on those implemented in Canada (the 'Ottawa model'), Manchester CURE, and aligned to NICE PH48 guidelines. The LTP commits to fully implement NHS pathways for treating tobacco dependence by 2023-24 for:

  • All hospital in-patients who smoke (Acute Trusts & Mental Health Trusts)
  • Pregnant women who smoke
  • High risk out-patients - initially those with long-term mental health conditions who smoke and those who are in learning disability services

Staged national rollout of the LTP Tobacco Dependence Programme commenced in 2021/22 as a three-year programme, funding and coverage trajectories will increase year on-year. Every system has received funding in 2021/22 (to lead CCG) to prioritise locally.

Scope of project:

  • Delivering the option 1 model for delivery by March 31st 2022 and monitor and evaluate. This includes mobilise some of the key milestones including, project plan, review of the data recording/IT systems, review of NRT costs to the system budget management.
  • Implementing project management tools to develop detailed delivery plan for years 2 and 3 including project plan, timeline, risk register, identify what needs to be in place and the resources required to scale up the provision.
  • Working in partnership with the LTP Prevention leads and establishing LTP TC steering group and trust tobacco dependency groups, expanding membership to ensure all system partners engaged
  • Working in partnership with other authorities/areas to share best practise
  • Building relationship and working with regional leads to ensure programme is meeting NHSE/I KPIs
  • Developing a communications and engagement plan and reporting mechanism into the Population Health and Prevention Board who govern the programme
  • Submit reports into regional and national team as and when requested
  • Health Inequalities Strategic Plan - The plan will set out our 'five high impact actions' as well as national NHS health inequalities initiatives such as 'Core 20+5'. The PM will lead on the monitoring and evaluation of the delivery models in relation to the national inequalities' priorities.

For further information about the programme / the role please contact Maisie Hockings / Bianca Ashwin.