Our clients in Surrey are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 CPN to join their GP Integrated Mental Health Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 to 5 (1 day per week required)
The role of Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner is fundamental to the developing of these innovative new teams and mental health services based within networks of GP Practices (PCN’s). 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:
mental health needs that do not meet the access criteria for IAPT or secondary care
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
People with a severe mental Illness who should be receiving an annual health checks and medication review and improved access to physical health interventions.
Younger adults (18-25) particularly those transitioning between children’s and adult services.
People who present frequently in primary care with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder or with traits that interfere with their daily functioning.