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Inpatient Care Programme Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Over a million people with diabetes were admitted to hospital in England in 2017. A hospital stay for a person with diabetes can be a frightening experience and it is easy to understand why. In 2017, an estimated 9,600 people required rescue treatment after falling into a coma following a severe hypoglycaemic attack and 2,200 people suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) due to under treatment with insulin.

Diabetes UK has committed to change this. In 2017 we launched our Improving Inpatient Care programme. Our goal is simple: to make sure all hospital stays are safe for people with diabetes. Since launching the programme we have released our ground-breaking Making hospitals safe for people with diabetes report and taken major steps towards improving the quality and standards of diabetes care in hospitals.

But much more needs to be done. We can and must do better for people with diabetes in hospital. We have to take action now.

Interview Date: 22 October 2019

Role Responsibility

The Inpatient Care Programme Manager will:

  • Provide strong oversight, leadership and management of the Improving Inpatient Care programme.
  • Build strong partnerships with the NHS and other key organisations, influencing national improvements in the quality and standards of diabetes care in hospitals.
  • Gather knowledge and insight in inpatient care and identify opportunities for local, regional and national system improvement.

The Ideal Candidate

Are you looking for a chance to improve healthcare for millions of people across the UK? In the Healthcare Improvement team we don’t just accept the status quo – we challenge it. As the ideal candidate for this role you will be passionate about improving healthcare services and experimental by nature. You will thrive on challenge and find practical steps to take in the face of complexity and ambiguity. You will be a proven programme manager with a track record of creating and managing high-performing programmes of work, and deeply committed to your own and others’ personal and professional development.

Interested? We would love to hear from you.

For more information about the role contact Ben Ellis, Head of Healthcare Improvement at

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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