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About NHS Transformation Unit

The Transformation Unit are an NHS internal consultancy and based in Manchester. They provide consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement.

The unit is wholly owned by the NHS with an independent board. The organisation use their expertise, integrity and innovation to quickly drive health and care transformation forward to reduce variation in care and transform patient outcomes.

Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems.

For many NHS providers and commissioners, service transformation is top of their agenda. To improve health, and social and economic outcomes, radical change to how services are delivered is required as budgets struggle to keep up with continual increases in demand and expectation.

The TU offer support, expertise and leadership to ensure transformation is clinically-led, patient-focused and programme-managed.

What is it like to work for NHS Transformation Unit

My Manager
My Manager
All staff complete an annual ‘Contribution Framework’ with their line manager, involving setting goals at the start of the financial year, which are reviewed twice yearly. Colleagues complete 360-degree feedback and managers are assessed on their management style and capability.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The Transformation Academy offers timed placements and experiences outside people’s normal roles. It offers targeted development so individuals can move into their aspirational job role. Under the Calibration Process, everyone completes a health and wellbeing plan, a contribution framework and talent plan.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
TU are creating a Total Reward offer for employees, backed by a working group. Areas of development include annual leave, pensions, employee benefits, recognition, flexible working, office environment and career development. All staff have a say, through events like the whole-team engagement workshop.

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    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

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  • Pensions

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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