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Senior Practitioner - Independent Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team in Milton Keynes works within the Community Mental Health services in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). It is a service that provides early detection, assessment and intervention for 14-65-year olds who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service aims to provide evidence-based treatments in order to reduce the impact of Psychosis for the individual and their families.

The EIPT is commissioned to provide and facilitate access to comprehensive, evidence-based interventions under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and non-CPA to clients aged between 14-65 who are experiencing or recovering from a first episode of psychosis.

N/A - Care Programme Approach (CPA) is currently being replaced by DIALOG+ (flexible/personalised/safety planning care/collaborative working - what matters to the patient), latest April 2024. Training is provided to facilitate a smooth transition.

The service endeavours to engage with individuals for up to three years and will prioritise strategies to provide an environment that promotes user involvement and recovery. The EIPT has close links to organisations including Primary Care, Community Mental Health Services, Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Inpatient wards, Schools.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has risen for an NMP to work within Milton Keynes Early Intervention Team (EIPT). The post holder will participate and lead positively on promoting and developing a consistent, safe and high-quality service and will actively input in the continuing development and delivery of this innovative and creative service. Excellent communication and motivation skills are essential, as is the ability to promote strong leadership. EIPT has a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with the service development and needs.

Valid UK driving license and a car owner is essential

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.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. 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 NMP will be responsible for assistance in the medicines management and prescribing for new service users and those requiring reviews, working in collaboration with the Consultant Psychiatrist, GPs, Pharmacy Service and relevant others.
  • Timely communication with GPs re: NMP clinic Care Plan/treatment outcomes.
  • Working collaboratively with the teams Physical Health Support Worker (PHSW) to ensure service user yearly physical health checks are meeting the CNWL (tableau) requirements and the EIP Service is NICE concordant.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner in a multidisciplinary team, responsible for the delivery of treatments, can also assess diagnosed and undiagnosed patients within the individuals scope of practice and CNWL prescribing formulary to the EIT patient population. Create holistic treatment plans in a person-centred approach.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification in Nursing, Pharmacy or Occupational Therapy
  • Non-medical prescriber (V300)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development at band 6
  • Evidence of continuous professional development - mentoring qualification


  • Dual qualified
  • Advanced history taking and diagnostics



  • Professional experience in the field of mental health
  • Substantial year working at Band 6 in the community.
  • Some working experience as an NMP
  • Experience joint working with other agencies
  • Experience of managing & supervising staff



  • Knowledge of the principles of Best Value/Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of current developments and practice
  • Working knowledge of Care Programme and approach and PBR


  • Knowledge of the principles of current research around Advancing Practice
  • Knowledge of and participation in research



  • Good communicator with competent presentation skills. Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Clinically competent at diagnosing and prescribing in field of experience and competent in liaising and referring on to MDT colleagues
  • Able to work independently


  • Able to carry out a full Mental and physical health assessment including a physical examination where possible
  • Advanced knowledge in interpretation of biomedical investigation



  • Ability to maintain quality in own work and of others to do so (KSF 5.2)
  • Willingness to travel to different locations to undertake role effectively
  • Committed to the continuous development of job related knowledge and skills
  • Willing and able to work flexibly, in terms of the requirements of the role, working hours and place of employment

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Neath Hill Health Centre

1 Tower Crescent, Neath Hill

Milton Keynes

MK14 6JY

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