Clinical Leadership Role for the UK
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Registry (UK TAVI Registry)

Clinical Leadership Role for the UK
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Registry (UK TAVI Registry)

14th February 2023

Notice from the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

Do you have the passion and the skills required to establish and lead the UK TAVI Registry to the next phase of quality improvement?

We are looking for a specialist consultant cardiologist or related specialty to provide clinical leadership for the National Audit of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (UK TAVI Registry), one of the specialist domains of the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP), managed by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR). NICOR is hosted by NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGEM) to deliver the programme which is commissioned and funded by NHS England and NHS Wales (GIG Cymru). The appointment will be made by NICOR in consultation with the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) using AGEM’s recruitment process.

The position reports to the Director of NICOR and the Chair of the NCAP Operational and Methodology (NOM) Group. The post holder will work closely with the Chair of the NOM Group, NICOR Chief Operating Officer, other NCAP domain clinical leads and the NICOR delivery team as well as the BCIS Structural Heart Group. The post holder will:

• Chair multi-disciplinary UK TAVI Registry Domain Expert Group (DEG) meetings, monthly project management team meetings and any other ad-hoc UK TAVI Registry meetings, as required.
• Participate in monthly NOM Group meetings and quarterly professional liaison group (PLG) meetings; and
• Act as an ambassador for NICOR.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate professional excellence, an understanding of national audit and quality improvement methodology at a national level and the necessary management skills to ensure timely delivery of the agreed NCAP outputs, as well as to effectively develop and enhance the partnerships between NICOR and its stakeholders (BCIS, other professional societies, hospitals, commissioners, regulators, NHS England, NHS Wales, patients and the public).

The job description for this role is attached. However, for further information or an informal discussion please contact:
Professor Mark de Belder, Chair of the NOM Group (; or
Professor Peter Ludman, former Clinical Lead of the UK TAVI Registry (

To apply, please send your full CV (including your telephone number and email address as well as details of two referees) with a covering letter outlining your vision for the Audit and explaining how you would provide the clinical leadership required for this role, to:

Mr James Chal
NICOR Chief Operating Officer

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 26 March 2023
Interviews will take place via MS Teams: Thursday, 20 April 2023 (afternoon)
*Payment contribution of £10,000 per annum