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Child Health Commissioner

Job description

The opportunity has arisen for appointment to the role of Child Health Commissioner (CHC) for NHS Highland. This is a crucial post supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the local area. Although based within the Public Health Directorate, the CHC works across the whole of NHS Highland and in partnership with other organisations especially local authorities and Community Planning Partners. The CHC is the professional expert advisor to the NHS Board on all aspects of child health, health services and related policy and legislation. The CHC will provide NHS Highland, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Local Authorities and Community Planning Partnerships with independent specialist advice and guidance on the delivery of child health services in Highland and Argyll and Bute, drawing upon local needs, evidence base and national policy.  
The CHC will have a lead role in identifying the health needs of the infant, child and young person population as well as advocacy and performance management. This will require an understanding of the role of strategic planning, public health, the specialist and non-specialist workforce and the operational resources required to meet this need. Education to the equivalent of a master’s level is required.

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