Digital Programme Manager – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Leyland

  • Full Time
  • Leyland

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Pathology is at the forefront of delivering 21st century healthcare and has a profound impact on an organisation’s ability to provide high quality, efficient and effective patient care. Changing demographics, rising demand, technological innovation, and continual drives for efficient and effective services are key drivers to improving the quality of service provision, whilst streamlining the way in which services are delivered.

Digital Pathology is bringing Pathology into the digital era. Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology are looking for an individual to manage a 24 month pilot for introducing digital pathology across the proposed network.

It will involve working with technical, clinical and IT staff for full implementation of digital pathology, by the end of the pilot.

Manage the digital pathology pilot project, ensuring all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the objectives, timescales and their responsibilities such that the required outcomes are achieved, through using PRINCE and other Project Management methodologies as appropriate.

Be responsible for the development of the current and future state analysis and the development of the project timeline in line with the overarching programme deliverables

Four provider organisations in Lancashire & South Cumbria have committed to form a network and collaborate on pathology services, including Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. The intention is to form one pathology entity which is hosted by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Alongside a Senior Digital Pathology Lead and Associate Director of Transformation and Strategy, the successful post will be expected to contribute to managing the Digital programmes within Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology Service

Programme Management

  • Management of the digital pathology programmes, utilising PRINCE Methodologies as required.
  • Ensure the stated business requirements are encompassed, identifying any resource issues, risks or constraints that could restrict progress or reduce effectiveness.
  • Produce robust programme documentation to accepted departmental standards in order to control the development or implementation of any new system or service.
  • Co-ordinate the cross-site development of systems of work in line with clinical requirements.
  • Ensure project teams are able to take-on and complete delegated tasks, ensuring effective programme administration, co-ordination, communication and control.
  • Act as the main contact with suppliers, contractors and other interested Health Organisations.
  • Work with IT Training Manager to initiate relevant training programmes across the organisation (when required).
Issues & Risks

  • Assess business and programme risks, including the development of contingency plans.
  • Log and deal with the resolution of issues and to help overcome barriers that may affect progress.
The Pathology Single Service intends to become an organisation that offers excellence in digital clinical science for the population of the Lancashire and South Cumbria region. Working in collaboration with NHS organisations and commercial partners our intention is to be recognised as a leading provider of digital pathology services


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