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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Whitewater Loddon PCN

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
Whitewater Loddon Primary Care Network (PCN) and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are excited to be jointly recruiting a Mental Health Practitioner work in our PCN's Mental Health Team. We welcome applications from any registered professional background where you have an interest in working within mental health services and current UK registration.

Rural West PCN comprises of 3 practices in north Hampshire, providing high quality and personalised care for patients, The Chineham Medical Practice, Clift Surgery and Whitewater Health. Primary Care offers an excellent work life balance with Monday to Friday working patterns and no weekend or bank holiday work.

Working with our established Multidisciplinary Primary Care Mental Health team, this role is fundamental to the continued development and delivery of the PCNs primary mental health care offer. This team comprises staff employed by the PCN, Andover Mind and Southern Health with wellbeing practitioners, peer support workers and social prescribers already in post and supported by other clinical members of the PCN and Southern Health including the PCN Manager, Clinical Directors and Mental Health Primary Care team Manager for Mid and North Hampshire. The role provides clinical leadership and supports the day-to-day operation of the Primary Care Mental Health Team and will support with development of the service and provides direct clinical care to patients within our surgeries.

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly, supportive and welcoming team who offer excellent access to training and development opportunities and will work with you to develop a bespoke personalised development plan to support your career development and progression. The Trust and PCN are committed to improving patient experience and clinical outcomes by looking at new ways of working and we welcome ideas from all staff to support this.

We encourage you to contact us for an informal chat or visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sushila Tamang, PA to Associate Director for Mental Health,

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to combine all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services, with the plan to create a new larger, more integrated and accessible organisation.

The transformation will happen in stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning across in May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent NHS Trust services is expected in late 2024, when our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Qualified as a registered mental health professional with current UK registration
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to fulfil travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Chineham Medical Practice

Reading Road, Chineham



RG24 8ND

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