Job summary

East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of mental health, community and primary care services across East London, Outer North East London, Bedfordshire and Luton. The trust has an overarching vision to improve the quality of life for all we serve by focusing our efforts on improving population health outcomes, experience of care, staff experience and value. The trust has been rated outstanding by CQC and as a trust we do everything we can to embody our values of ‘we care, we respect, we are inclusive’. ELFT’s vision to improve the quality of life for all those we serve has drawn us into new areas of work, including primary care. As we move forwards to provide more primary care services it is an exciting time to be part of truly transformational change across the whole health and care system. As part of the new primary care directorate within ELFT our team will be involved in leading triple aim population health quality improvement work. Quality of care is our top priority. It is at the forefront of all that we do and is firmly embodied in our mission to provide the highest quality primary, community and mental health care in England by 2020. Being the best requires continual improvement- always seeking to do things better. Sometimes it involves fundamental change in the way things are done, with everyone working together sharing the same passion and commitment.

Main duties of the job

  • Under the direction of the Practice Nurses and ACPs, undertake basic nursing and technical tasks to provide a comprehensive nursing service for Practice patients.
  • Liaise with the Diabetic Team and be responsible for the administration of diabetic care plans.
  • To provide a phlebotomy service for the practice population
  • Undertake routine diagnostic nursing tasks such as, ECGs, blood pressure checks, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, routine heights, weights and urinalysis
  • Undertake spirometry (if trained to do so)
  • Use patient contacts as opportunities to promote health education, including education on practice systems such as obtaining a blood result.
  • Participate in health promotion projects such as No Smoking Day
  • Take responsibility for the administration of diabetic care planning, coordinating patient results and clinical observations and ensuring the care plan is sent to the patient in time for their annual review
  • To participate and administer the NHS Health Check Programme
  • Provide vaccination to relevant cohorts (if trained to do so)
  • About us

    Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The organisation and delivery of primary care services in ELFT is being re-visioned to reflect an aspiration to deliver services in a more integrated manner in collaboration with internal and external partners. To this end the portfolio of primary care services provided directly by the Trust is expanding and the model of service delivery is changing to include more direct participation of service users. Directly provided primary care services range from specialist homeless practices to mainstream general practices and are located across a wide and diverse geography including London, Bedfordshire and Luton.

    Person Specification



  • Healthcare Qualification ( BTEC, NVQ)
  • Phlebotomy Qualification
  • Desirable

  • Additional training in long term conditions
  • Experience


  • Ability to perform phlebotomy
  • Ability to perform ECGs
  • Ability to perform foot checks, BMI and BP checks
  • Experience working in Primary Care recently
  • Desirable

  • Ability to perform spirometry
  • Experience in assisting with minor ops/LARC fittings
  • Personal Attributes


  • Commitment to working in primary care
  • Good IT skills
  • Good interpersonal skills