The Practice Nurse team is a new, innovative service set up and will be working with GP practices within Primary Care Networks to provide a service to adults who require additional support with their mental health, including dementia. The team are based mainly within the GP surgery facilities.

The key principles of the service are:

  • Working with GPs in primary care providing mental health support for patients with serious mental illness (SMI), complex mental health conditions and Dementia
  • Provision of annual comprehensive physical health checks and care plans for individuals on the SMI register
  • Provision of annual review for people living with dementia
  • Provision of support and sign posting to other services including the Community Mental Health Teams and community-based services as assessed as appropriate
  • Provision of advice, guidance and training for primary care providers
  • Working collaboratively with local mental health services and the KMPT Primary Care Mental Health Service, maximising effectiveness and avoiding duplication of care

The team is made up of 3 Primary Care Nurses and are supported by an Assistant Practitioner.

If you need to get in touch with the team their team email is medch.primarycarenurse@nhs.net.