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CLUSTER QUALITY LEAD (FIXED TERM) Part Time: 4 hours per week Salary: £96,347 per annum (pro rata) 9 posts We are seeking to appoint General Practitioners to nine vacant Cluster Quality Lead posts within the Community Services Directorate, to influence future service development and improve patient care. Following cessation of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) a number of Transitional Quality Arrangements (TQA) have been introduced as part of the 2016-17 GMS contract. The TQA work will be taken forward by a range of GP clusters. Clusters have been defined as relatively small groups of practices working to improve services helped by evidence and clear measures of success. Cluster working should also promote better ways of working with others in the local health and social care system. To facilitate cluster working, each practice has been required through the 2016-17 GMS contract to identify a General Practitioner to act as a Practice Quality Lead (PQL). In addition, each cluster will also require to appoint a Cluster Quality Lead (CQL) to support and coordinate the TQA work both within and across clusters. It is anticipated that the Cluster Quality Leads will also be a General Practitioner based within the cluster (but not necessarily an existing PQL). The Cluster Quality Leads will be essential to supporting the development of an effective cluster network in each of the following nine clusters: West Stirling North West Stirling Stirling City Clackmannanshire Falkirk Town Denny and Bonnybridge Stenhousemuir and Larbert Grangemouth and Bo'ness Slamannan and the Braes The Cluster Quality Lead will undertake one four hour session each week to take forward this work. As well as working within the cluster, the post offers an opportunity to link with other Clinical Leads and Locality teams across Forth Valley. Posts are available on a fixed term basis and future development will be informed by the 2017 GMS contract for Scotland. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Stuart Cumming, Associate Medical Director (Primary Care) on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed )  or to ( Email address removed ).

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