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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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The well-established Primary Care Plus (PCP) in Milton Keynes is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Band 6 mental health professional to cover a fixed term period of secondment.

Main duties of the job

The role will be Full Time and will involve assessing and providing support to clients whom have moderate mental health needs alongside GPs and practice staff. Your will form productive working relationships with our local GP colleagues and provide clinic time within general practice - whilst being supported by a friendly and knowledgeable mental health team. You will need to have excellent assessment skills, be able to work autonomously and have a working knowledge of secondary 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 a member of the Primary Care Plus team. . This post has the responsibility for providing effective day to day mental health care and management to clients with mental health problems presenting in Primary Care. The PCP team provides a single pathway for assessment, referral management and care coordination on behalf of patients with more complex mental health problems presenting in Primary Care.

The post holder will offer short term mental health interventions to support this client group within primary care settings and will work at the primary secondary care interface to facilitate movement of clients between primary and secondary care services. PCP provides a dedicated service package to support those newly discharged from secondary care and their GP practice. A substantial part of their working time will be based within the GP practices of the designated patch.

For more details about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


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


  • Mentorship/practice teacher certificate

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post qualified 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.

Skills Knowledge and Abilities


  • To engage with people with mental health problems, assess their needs, design and deliver appropriate interventions and evaluate the effectiveness care provided.
  • Ability to assess and manage risk.
  • Knowledge of Personalisation and the Recovery approach

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Campbell Centre


Milton Keynes


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