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Primary Care Dementia Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
The Primary Care Dementia Practitioner (PCDP) service puts people with dementia and their carers at the centre of what we do. Do you like working with older people with dementia? Do you want to support carers? Do you want to make a difference?

We want you to join our highly skilled and supportive team. We are the team that builds relationships, problem solves, listens, assesses multiple care needs, and directs plans of care. We work closely with GPs, primary care and all other health and social care providers. We have good working relationships with our third sector colleagues.

We have great opportunities to network but we also influence the care for people with dementia. If you are innovative this is the role for you.

We have a unique job description in the NHS, we can build therapeutic relationships throughout the persons journey with dementia, it is often described as a privilege!

Our service is developing and expanding, we have continuously evaluated what we do and listened to our patients and stakeholders to make sure we have the right service to meet the needs of people with dementia in Cornwall.

If you have a Nursing, Social work, Occupational therapy, Paramedic, Speech Language qualification, we would like to hear from you, become a PCDP.

Interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist support to individuals living with dementia and/or mental ill health (frequently associated with some form of dementia), carers and families and others who are significant to the individual and to work in partnership with general medical colleagues, ensuring physical and mental health needs of people with dementia are considered holistically.To work with Complex Care and Dementia and memory assessment service teams to provide a comprehensive service across the pathway for people diagnosed with dementia, whilst providing signposting, advice, education and support to both the person living with dementia and their families/significant other. To identify individuals with dementia, living in the community, who are not currently recorded on the GP dementia registers and to improve GP's awareness and detection of dementia.

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

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - e.g., RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, PT, SLT

Knowledge and abilities


  • To have worked independently without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of approaches that promote the well-being of people living with dementia
  • Experience of engaging with people living with a long term condition/mental health problem or dementia and their families
  • Working with people with dementia

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Banham House

Bodmin Hospital


PL31 2QT

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