Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker/ Clinical Nurse Specialist with additional psychotherapeutic training

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker/ Clinical Nurse Specialist with additional psychotherapeutic training
NHS AfC: Band 7
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St Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttall Street, N1
£38,035 - 48,256 (inc HCAS)
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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Primary Care Services within Adult and Forensic Services comprise two main services: The City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS) and the recently commissioned (April 2015) London Borough of Camden “Team around the Practice” (TAP) service, which draws on the PCPCS model.

The City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS) is an innovative outreach service, which supports GPs throughout the London boroughs of City and Hackney in the treatment and management of patients with complex mental health and other needs, which often result in frequent but ineffective health service use.

The PCPCS is designed to meet the needs of specific groups of patients who fall through gaps in existing service provision and may be difficult to manage in primary care because of the complexity of their conditions. They include patients with:

• Medically unexplained symptoms
• Personality disorders
• Chronic mental health problems, which are not currently being managed by secondary mental health services.

You will play a key role in nurturing close liaison with specific groups of GP’s and other primary care staff, and other statutory and voluntary sector agencies.

There are opportunities for CPD and the development of supervision skills, as well as contributions to audit, research and service development.

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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

For further information, please contact Tim Kent, Primary Care Service Lead on Tkent@tavi-port.nhs.uk and Dr Dimitra Lorentzatou, Clinical Operations Manager and Principal Psychologist on DLorentzatou@tavi-port.nhs.uk and 020 7683 4900

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