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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Leatherhead PCN

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our General Practice integrated mental health service (GPimhs) in leatherhead PCN.

This vacancy is for a Full-Time (37.5 Hrs over 5 days per week) role with 1 YearFixed Term Contractand could be offered as a secondment to eligible internal (SABP) candidate.

The post-holder will be working from the GP Practices within Leatherhead PCN (as below) and/or nearby SABP Hubs.
  • Ashlea Medical Practice, 30 Upper Fairfield Road, Leatherhead KT22 7HH
  • Cobham Health Centre, Cobham KT11 1HT
  • Eastwick Park Medical Centre, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 3ND
  • Fairfield Medical Centre, Leatherhead KT23 4DH
  • Oxshott Medical Practice, Oxshott KT22 0QL
  • The Molebridge Practice, Leatherhead KT22 9LE

GPimhs comprise small teams based across several GP Practices and are aimed at addressing the needs of adults who frequently attend their GP with serious/significant mental health needs that are not being met elsewhere including - people in recovery who are stepping down from adult mental health services, people on Primary Care SMI Registers requiring annual physical health checks, people with traits of personality disorder as well as those with a diagnosis.

These teams consist of a Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead, a Mental Health Practitioner, a Community Connector and an administrator, all integrated and located in GP surgeries. There is additional support from specialist psychiatry and pharmacy.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will take a key role in developing and shaping a major new and transformative approach to providing mental health care within the community. They will be responsible for working closely with General Practitioners and the primary care team to provide assessments, brief interventions, and care navigation for people with significant mental health issues living in the locality. The successful candidate will need to work closely with local mental health services to support an easy in and out approach between secondary and primary care. They will have day-to-day supervisory responsibility for the Community Connector role (employed by the Voluntary Sector) and for managing the clinical referral priorities.

As this role is based within a community setting we do require that you must be able to travel between multiple sites and trust locations within the set hours of your working day.

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description & person specification document for the job description and main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy or Social Work
  • Professional Registration NMC, SWE or HCPC



  • Completion of mentorship/preceptorship course or the intention to complete
  • Experience of providing a range of evidence-based interventions to people with a variety of mental health problems and serious mental illness

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Molebridge Practice

3 Cannonside


KT22 9LE

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