PCN Team Roles
The Primary Care Network teams work together and with community organisations to provide extra services to help our patients stay healthy.
Health & Wellbeing Coaches
Health and Wellbeing Coaches support people to take pro-active steps to improve the way they manage their physical and mental health conditions, based on what matters to them.
First Contact Physiotherapists
The role of the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.
Care Coordinators play an important role within a Primary Care Network to proactively identify and work with people, including the frail/elderly and those with long-term conditions, to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services
Mental Health Practitioners
Mental Health Practitioners (MHPs) take on a "first contact role", providing a vital bridge between primary care and specialist mental health providers, with a holistic and ongoing care approach for patients with a range of needs. MHPs work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to promote patient wellbeing and maintenance of mental health to support patients in shared decision-making about self-management, facilitate onward access to treatment services and to provide brief psychological interventions.
Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioners
Psychology is one of the most popular and largest undergraduate degree subjects. Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioners (TAPPs) are appointed on a one-year training contract to deliver psychlogical service input in a supervised role across a range of services from adult mental health, through primary care and health psychology.
Associate Psychological Practitioners
Associate Psychological Practitioners (APPs), will have a degree in psychology a postgraduate Diploma to enhance their clinical delivery skills and like the TAPPs, will have undergone a one-year training contract to deliver psychological service input in a supervised role across a range of services from adult mental health, through primary care and health psychology. When training has been completed APPs assist in providing psychological assessments and conducting basic therapy for clients with psychological conditions such as low mood, sleep issues, stress and anxiety.
Following on from their training, Nursing Associates will help build the capacity of the nursing workforce and support the delivery of high-quality health care, as they are trained to work with patients of all ages in a variety of settings across all the four fields of nursing. They are a vital part of the wider health and care team.