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Primary Mental Health Practitioner - Wadebridge and North Cornwall

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An Exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Primary Mental Health Team in North Cornwall, under the employment of Cornwall Foundation Trust.

The North Cornwall PCN practises include Port Isaac Surgery, Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Medical Practise and Bottreaux Surgery. Our Surgeries are friendly supportive and already have a broad range of clinical staff focused on delivering a high standard of patient care.

The aims of this role will be to: -
  • Deliver improved access to a broader range of care options by offering timely and expert assessment.
  • Aim to include evidence informed approaches that are known to impact on both mental and physical health.
  • Reduce referrals to specialist services to enable earlier interventions that will improve patient experience and outcomes.

In a supportive partnership the PCN & CFT want to achieve care that is joined up, patient centred, trauma informed, place based (locality hub) where practitioners and communities collaborate optimising community assets. By reducing repeated assessments and addressing the needs of those with complex emotional needs earlier and locally, we can reduce distress and work with those with early adversity to have more meaningful and active lives, focusing on what matters to the person. This then enables secondary care to offer expert treatment to those with severe mental illness.

Main duties of the job

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 pointof contact. This includes those with lower-level support requirements that can be met within primary care, working with the Primary Care.

The role will act as interface between primary care and wider mental health services and: -
  • To provide rapid and responsive assessment, signposting and brief treatment to individuals referred to the service by several routes including self-referrals and General Practitioners.
  • To provide support to Primary Care staff in the local management of patients with common mental health problems.
  • To ensure that people are quickly and efficiently supported to access the most appropriate treatment for their mental health difficulty

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. Dip OT, Dip SW, RMN, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent



  • Experience of working in a mental health care setting and of liaising and working with GPs
  • Suitably trained and experienced in the delivery of short term, focussed evidence-based interventions
  • Experience of working with service users who experience a wide range of mental health problems in a statuary or voluntary capacity
  • Experience and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Wadebridge (Working within PCN Surgeries)


PL31 2QN

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