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Advanced Practitioner in Foot and Ankle

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Musculoskeletal Services
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time or part time
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£40,428 - 48,514 pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


The Sussex MSK Partnership Central is an innovative organisation operating across three Clinical Commissioning Groups in Central Sussex. The vision is to transform MSK services for a population of over 650,000, putting patients in control of their healthcare journeys and delivering care that is tailored to their needs and where shared decision making is paramount.

Sussex MSK Partnership Central is a joint venture between Here (Care Unbound Ltd), Sussex Community NHS Trust, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Horder Healthcare. This is a prime contracting model supporting musculoskeletal (MSK) health covering physiotherapy, orthopaedics, rheumatology and chronic pain. The service operates across central Sussex; including Brighton & Hove, Horsham and mid Sussex and Crawley.

We are looking to recruit to an Advanced Practitioner role within our established multidisciplinary team who already have experience in working at this level or are looking to develop their skills further in Foot and Ankle with the option to later diversify in line with the needs of the service and the individual. The postholder will be expected to work across different sites as agreed with the individual. 

Our team consists of specialists from a range of professional backgrounds including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, osteopathy and podiatry. We offer a good training programme for staff and the service is well supported to deliver patient centred care by our Self Management Lead and Patient Director.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details about this role, please contact Richard Bell, Foot and Ankle Lead, 07880 933283,

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