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Pricing Policy Manager
NHS Improvement is one of the key regulators for the NHS, a sector with a total spend of around £100bn per year. NHS Improvement’s pricing function currently sets prices for about £35bn of expenditure, mainly for hospitals (through the national tariff) and sets the rules for a further £37bn of locally priced services.
Within the role you will work closely with other teams and external stakeholders (mainly NHS England and providers of health services) to develop key policies for the national tariff with the aim to help the NHS cope with the challenge of improving patient care with limited budgets.
You may, for example:
- help to design a new tariff that better incentivises healthcare providers to follow clinical best practice,
- take a key role in identifying what efficiency savings the sector is expected to achieve,
- do an impact assessment of the effectiveness of existing policies in driving the desired behaviours within the sector.
In short, this role provides the opportunity to help shape the future direction of price based incentive regulation in the NHS.
The ideal candidate would have prior experience in economic price regulation, but we are also interested in candidates with economic, strategy or policy experience gained, for example, in a strategic or economic consultancy, a regulated business or another regulator (UK or international). Applicants with other relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants are also expected to have:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills (ideally experience in writing regulatory documents)
- An ability to prioritise and deliver multiple conflicting and changing priorities
- Experience in managing different internal and external stakeholder group
We offer a competitive salary, plus a generous defined benefit pension scheme, competitive annual leave offer and the option for genuine flexible working arrangements.