NHS Business Services Authority
Develop strategies and policies to prevent and deter crime against NHS resources. Undertake research and conduct surveys on existing and anticipated issues. Draft comprehensive reports, briefings, guidance and submissions on issues relevant to NHS Protect's anti-crime remit. Maintain effective links with stakeholders in government, regulatory and professional organisations. Engage with NHS professionals on policy matters including advising on the practical application of legislation and policy interpretation. Identify risks and gaps, and provide appropriate policy solutions to issues that arise. Undertake project work and provide support to Senior Policy Officers and Management. Handle restricted and confidential government documents. Respond to consultations and contribute to ministerial correspondence. Part of interview panels when required.
- Developed a fraud policy template document which has been rolled out to all healthcare providers nationally to use when writing their fraud policies.
- Led on research into the usefulness of an online resource for security specialists based in the NHS to obtain feedback on how it could be improved. Presented the key findings and recommendations to a committee comprising NHS, police, architectural and security specialists. The recommendations were escalated to NHS Protect senior management and incorporated into the update of the online resource.
- Reviewed and revised national guidance on the security of patient property in response to a Department of Health request following a policy change. Also participated in negotiations between the two organisations to reach a compromise.
- Developed national guidance on the security of uniforms for the ambulance sector.