Primary Care Recovery Team
The Primary Care Recovery Team (PCRT) has been set up to support those who have a severe and enduring mental health problem, such as psychotic disorders or bipolar disorder and whose condition is stable and will benefit from a recovery approach to care.
Historically those leaving the support of a secondary care community mental health team have been discharged straight back to their GP. The PCRT aims to bridge this gap for service users and provide some stability during a period of transition towards more independence.
The PCRT also has a role to play in offering early identification and intervention to prevent deterioration of those already within GP surgeries. By supporting people early, the PCRT aim to prevent service users needing more intensive interventions.
The PCRT aims to provide a holistic approach to their care, integrating physical, social and mental health support. Interventions are aimed at preventing relapse, maximising role functioning, maintaining current social role functioning, reducing risk of self-harm and promoting better adjustment to their daily living as well as changing or reviewing psychiatric medication. A service user’s package of care is considered, in collaboration with the service user and any others involved, ensuring all needs are met throughout their recovery journey.
Experienced Mental Health Professionals including Nurses, a Psychiatrist and Wellbeing Navigator will work together to ensure that people with a long standing mental health condition recieve greater support in Primary Care through their GP.