Mental Health Team

The team is lead by experience Nurse Practitioner, Emma Davies. It is not in each surgery (yet) due to differing staff mixes present in surgeries. Ultimately the ambition is to have a pan-PCN Mental Health team for the PCN.

Funding source

ARRS budget for 2 roles on 50:50 split, other as Care Coordinator / HWBC

PCN Management Lead

Mr Ross Hawkins

PCN Overall Accountable Person (CD or Deputy CD)

Dr Lunn (Clinical Director)

Team Lead

Mrs Emma Davies

Individuals Team Members Supervision / Education

Emma Davies Co-ordinates

  • Band 7 MH nurse – covering a population of approx. 10000 pts
  • We do not hold caseloads – patients can be booked in by anyone – aim is to promote self management, patients can book in when needed – sessions are treatment focussed
  • We use a bio-psycho-social model to support onward referrals and advice depending on presentation
  • Aim is for each to be an Non Medical Prescriber as saves additional tasks
  • Appointment times 30 mins for in depth reviews (a mixture of book ahead for admin, clinician and pt to book, also on the day appts for on call to use)
  • Main referrals are to talking therapies and social prescribing
  • Provide advice and support to clinicians in the surgery, we attend interface meetings with CTT and IAPT regularly
  • We do not provide regular check in’s and management whilst patients are waiting for treatment
  • Staff have access to whatsapp group for peer support and advice
  • Staff work together for evening telephone clinics, weekly case discussion, supervision and skill development

Areas of responsibility

As above

Metrics needed

No formal metrics or targets

Who leads on team metrics


Staff                                                                                        Place of work / Practice

Emma Davies             – MH Nurse Practitioner                     Stephenson Park

Hannah Dinsley           – MH Worker                                       Stephenson Park

Adam Wright              – MH Worker                                       West Farm and Swarland

Alex Stephenson          – MH Worker                                       Maternity leave

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