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Primary Care Liaison Mental Health Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Adult and Specialist
Band 7
Secondment: 12 months
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Elizabeth House
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner on 12 months secondment to join our new Primary Care Mental Health Service  covering Cambridge. The role would require a clinician who is NMC or HCPC registered, who is energetic, motivated and enthusiastic and has excellent communication skills; the ability to build and maintain relationships across primary care, secondary care and 3rd sector organisations.

Our Primary Care Mental Health service is receiving national interest as a new and innovative way of working in Primary care. Our clinicians are based in GP practices and Neighborhood teams ensuring that people with Mental Health needs are seen at the right time, in the right place, by the right people.

The band 7 clinical role would require sound mental health clinical knowledge and experience. Working autonomously and making clinical decisions following completion of face to face assessments, triage,brief interventions, signposting and referrals on to secondary care services.

The referrals received by our service are planned and routine.

We are looking for the following staff:

  • Band 7 Mental Health Practitioner (PRISM) (Primary Care) (Nurse, OT, SW)

To operate in the following location;


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being.

To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high caliber that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times, with a desire for innovation.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

Please note salary range to be amended in line with Agenda for Change pay  2020/2021.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Francis Atiemo - Acting Team Manager

Francis.atiemo@cpft.nhs.uk - 07980911016

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501