Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Service (EPMHS)
HPFT’s Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health service (EPMHS) is a multi-disciplinary mental health service that bridges the gap between care available in GP practices, and secondary care. Working closely with IAPT, EPMHS provides quick access to a range of treatments and therapies for people with mild and moderate mental health problems, helping to intervene early and prevent problems from escalating. The team also supports people as they move forward with their life following a period of support with secondary mental health services.
The Hertfordshire EPMHS services were one of NHSE’s vanguard sites over the last two years, and building on our two successful pilots, we are expanding these services to cover more PCNs within Hertfordshire. EPMHS plays a vital role in the mental health system, identifying problems early, treating quickly and preventing need for escalation to secondary services.
EPMHS teams are varied and dynamic services, closely linked to primary and secondary care and meeting the diverse needs of Hertfordshire’s communities. The service takes a holistic approach to treatment and support, through multi-disciplinary working between social work, psychology, psychiatry, occupational therapy, peer support, pharmacy, nursing, support work and more. Treatments are delivered through 1:1 and group-based support.
There are huge opportunities to learn from a wide range of expert colleagues, each bringing their own specialist knowledge to improve quality of life for our service users. There are also a range of grades within the teams, reflecting development and progression opportunities. Most roles are likely to be ‘hybrid’, including a blend of on-site and remote working.
We are recruiting now for a number of roles around Hertfordshire, click on the links below for application information.
Medical Consultant input EPMHS Countywide
Psychological Therapist / CBT Therapists progression B7-8a - Band 7
Social Worker EPMHS Countywide
Psychologist EPMHS Countywide
Operational Data Team leader EPMHS Countywide
Service line lead
Pharmacist (B7 graduate)
CBT Therapist Trainee Band 6 -7 Development
MH Support Worker Coordinator
MH Support Workers
Peer Support Workers
MH Wellbeing Practitioner Supervisor - Band 8a
MH Wellbeing Practitioner (B4 to 5 development) - Band 4 Year 1
CAP (B5 to 6 development) - Band 5 Year 1
Nurse / Primary Care Practitioner
Occupational Therapist / Art /Drama Therapist EPMHS Countywide