New place-based mental health partnership creates new jobs in Sheffield

The Primary and Community Mental Health Transformation Programme in Sheffield is a national trailblazer site for delivering a new place-based community mental health service for adults and older adults.

This two-year programme is a partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care, Primary Care Sheffield and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Mind, representing the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. It will create a multi-disciplinary workforce including clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, mental health nurses, community connectors and other specialist health professionals. Around 30 new posts will be recruited in early 2020.

The service, which is funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement, will offer primary care and community based support with improved access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, personalised and trauma-informed care and medicine management. The service will provide better access to interventions and support, avoiding unnecessary assessments and enabling people to move seamlessly between support centred around their individual needs.

The programme is set to launch in Spring 2020 in four primary care networks in Sheffield which have been chosen based on the unique populations of people they serve. This will enable the programme to better understand what works for different needs. Once the initial learning from the programme has been established, the service is expected to roll out to the rest of the city’s 15 primary care networks.

We are now building the service’s multidisciplinary team and are seeking flexible, motivated and experienced mental health practitioners who thrive on working in partnership to deliver excellent outcomes for adults with complex mental health needs.

Apply for roles

Clinical Psychologist (Band 7)

Senior Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist (Band 8a)

Principal Clinical Psychologist (Band 8b)

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Band 7) (hosted by Primary Care Sheffield)

For further information please contact Fiona Goudie, Clinical Director – Strategic Partnerships (on 0114) 226 3949/ e-mail or Serena Coultress, Assistant Service Director – Community Wellbeing on (0114) 226 3146 /