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Primary Mental Health Clinical Team Lead - Arbennek PCN

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
It's a refreshing & exciting time to join our Adult Mental Health Services in Cornwall, as we are focused on enhancing our services with outstanding levels of quality care.

Our transformation of our core community mental health service offer is well under way, and we are looking for creative people to join our new workforce.

We are forging and renewing partnerships between colleagues in Primary & Secondary Care Services to create innovative and transformed mental health care for our population.Due to these positive & transformative changes, we now have an exciting and unique opportunity for the right person to join Arbennek PCN as a Lead Primary Mental Health Practitioner.

Based across four practices located in Central Cornwall, you will gain the benefit of being close to both the city and the sea! Enjoy a great work life balance in a stunning location, with a personable team.

Arbennek is a dynamic and forward thinking PCN, committed to developing an exceptional integrated care team approach to better support the need within the community setting.

You will have a key role in developing and leading the existing team as well as a clinical role in assessing and overseeing the care of those in need. Your expertise will be vital in providing clinical assistance and advice to the GPs and other members of the primary care team in managing the mental wellbeing of the practice population.

Main duties of the job

To provide a sustainable, person-centred system of community mental health care, which delivers better access to a broader range of care options, reduced referral to specialist services, improved patient experience and outcomes. To include evidence- informed approaches that are known to impact on both mental and physical health.

The role will support the ongoing development and mobilisation of integrated primary care mental health services. The role provides and promotes early assessment, treatment and/or onward bridging to community resources and support and improved access to evidence-based interventions for people with serious mental illness. The role will help people to focus on achievable goals and access local community resources.

The service will be for people over 18 years (including carers) with a specific focus on:

o People whose mental health needs that do not meet the access criteria for IAPT or secondary care.

o People with serious mental illness who are in recovery and stable in secondary care mental health services who could be cared for within Primary Care

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


  • Non medical prescriber
  • Further qualification in mental health work



  • 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 and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice
  • Experience of developing services/project work



  • Understanding of the implications of national priorities for the team and service
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of multi-professional staff
  • Experience of taking charge of a service or department

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Arbennek Health PCN


PL26 8JF

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