NEDLinkon June 12th, 2012 at 3:31 pm
What is NEDLink?
NEDLink is a new NHS Confederation service that can help match non-executive directors (NEDs) working in the NHS with organisations from across the health and social care sector and wider national and international healthcare industry, who are seeking NEDs with NHS skills and experience.
How does it work?
NEDs looking for new health-related opportunities can become a member of and post their professional profile on NEDLink, the NHS Confederation-run group on ‘LinkedIn.
Organisations that have a new NED opportunity or are seeking input from NEDs with NHS skills and experience can post opportunities on NEDLink for free.
NEDs that are interested in the posting can contact the organisation direct to find out more.
The postings might include new NED roles created by the current health reforms, participation on inquiry panels, or governance advice to healthcare organisations both at home and potentially abroad.
Are you a NED looking for new opportunities?
Why join NED Link?
As a NEDLink member you will have access to a range of opportunities that can help you broaden your experience and apply your knowledge and skills in a new arena.
The service will be of particular benefit for NEDs who are at risk from the current NHS restructure and would like to keep in touch with and hear about new health-related roles.
NEDLink will also enable you to network and share insight, experience and expertise with other NEDs working in the healthcare industry.
How to join NEDLink
If you’re already on LinkedIn, you can join the NEDLink group and upload your profile straight away.
Become a member of NEDLink
If you’re not already signed up to LinkedIn, go to www.linkedin.com and follow the joining instructions. Then simply search for NEDLink and become a member.
Is your organisation looking for NEDs with NHS skills and experience?
Find the right people with the right skills
Organisations that post opportunities on NEDLink will have direct access to an extensive group of highly experienced NEDs with a background in the NHS.
Over 200 NEDs have already expressed an interest in becoming a member of NEDLink, providing organisations with a flexible pool of individuals who can support new projects and initiatives.
Any organisation that wishes to seek NEDs with NHS skills and experience can use the NEDLink service, but all opportunities posted by organisations must be consistent with the NHS Confederation’smission and values.
How to post opportunities on NEDLink
If you have a NED opportunity within your organisation or are seeking input from NEDs with NHS skills and experience, the NHS Confederation can post this opportunity on NEDLink on your behalf, free of charge.
NEDs that are interested in the posting can contact you direct to find out more.
To post an opportunity on NEDLink email NEDLink@nhsconfed.org
The role of the NHS Confederation
The NHS Confederation’s ability to bring together all parts of the NHS makes us well-placed to help match NEDs with national health-related roles and opportunities.
Our links to the devolved countries, with offices in Wales and Northern Ireland as well as our links to Europe through our NHS European Office, mean that we can also provide access to opportunities from outside of the UK and across Europe.
The NHS Confederation is pleased to be able to facilitate the exchange of opportunities but cannot guarantee the number or type of postings submitted by external organisations.
The NHS Confederation is running this service with the expectation that all organisations that commission or employ the services of NEDs via NEDLink will follow their own recruitment policies and procedures.