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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An innovative and exciting service continues to be developed in Milton Keynes to support individuals with wellbeing and mental health needs in GP surgeries. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Band 6 mental health professional to join the team.

Main duties of the job

The role will be Full Time and will involve assessing and providing support to clients whom have a range of mild to moderate mental health needs, you with work extensively alongside GPs and practice staff with support from the local mental health service. You will need to have excellent assessment skills, be able to work autonomously and be able to forge positive working relationship with primary care staff and clients. You will have excellent working knowledge of wellbeing and mental health care and the mental health needs of dynamic and changing population.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based and embedded within a Primary Care Network (PCN) working with GPs, practice nurses and other Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) workers e.g. social prescribers, health and wellbeing coaches, care co-ordinators, as part of the primary care Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).

They will work with primary care GPs to manage the mental health needs of their population at the point of contact. This includes those with lower level support requirements that can be met within primary care, working with the Primary Care Plus (PCP) team and GP practices. The role will act as interface between primary care and wider mental health services.

For further information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification



  • RMN, Mental Health SW, Mental health OT
  • Current registration with NMC or HPCC


  • Mentorship/practice teacher certificate



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in mental health.
  • Experience of working with people with acute and long term mental health problems in a community setting under CPA framework
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Of working contact with primary health care team.



  • Effective Communication Skills
  • IT Literate

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


CNWL HQ Milton Keynes


Milton Keynes


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