Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners

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The mental health practitioners will provide support and treatment to people; aged 17.5* and over and are registered with a GP in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The service will see patients with moderate - severe mental health needs where there is a level of complexity and/or where previous attempts at referring/engaging with services have not been successful. The mental health practitioners will offer a service to people who may have been excluded from accessing other primary care psychological services because of factors including (but not exhaustive) risk, problematic use of alcohol and drugs, or are considered to lack required levels of stability. The practitioners will offer assessment and short-term interventions for patients in addition to advice and consultation to other members of the GP Practice and Primary Care Network (PCN).

In addition, the practitioners will have clear pathways in place to step up patients to the community mental health teams in both Adult Mental Health and Older Persons Mental Health Services if the need identified meets thresholds for these services which is based upon patient complexity, risk and support needs.

* as part of an agreed transition plan from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Contact and find us

Find us

Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners are located within GP practices across Nottingham City and County. They are embedded within Local Mental Health Teams (LMHTs): City Central, City North, City South, City East, Rushcliffe, Gedling, Broxtowe and Hucknall, Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood and Bassetlaw.


Contact us

If you’re a professional working in Primary Care and would like to know who your PCN Mental Health Practitioner is, please contact:

Service opening hours

Practitioners typically work Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. They provide a timely and responsive mental health service to the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems that can be treated effectively in primary care.



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