Mental Health First Contact Practitioner

What services does the Mental Health FCP
provide?

The primary function is around mental health assessment, advice and signposting enabling faster and more efficient access to appropriate health and social care services Mental health medication advice and management. 

What is the patient care pathway?

The patient’s journey starts the minute they access the service. The reception staff in a GP practice are key to ensuring that patients are matched to the right health professional when they contact the service; they are able to quickly triage an individual’s needs in a systematic, efficient and compassionate manner. 

 
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