RUH is looking for appropriately skilled teams to support it in its application for NHS Foundation Trust status by performing the role of 'critical friend' throughout its application period.
It is anticipated that the majority of this work will take place between August and December but some work may be necessary between December and June 2010 should issues of Board capability or concerns with the Trust's IBP (Integrated Business Plan) / LTFM (Long Term Fiscal Model) arise from either the Secretary of State or Monitor assessment processes.
The provision of a critical friend, defined as as offering:
Content expertise, qualifications/experience in related areas, generalist skills, Policy development skills, Outside perspective/freshness, Organisational knowledge, Constructive/non-threatening challenge. Please ignore the start date that is published, it is likely to be August/September 2009.