Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is a health and social care organisation, providing integrated community, mental health and learning disability services, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and children’s community services in Peterborough.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is a health and social care organisation, providing integrated community, mental health and learning disability services, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and children’s community services in Peterborough.

We support around 100,000 people each year and employ more than 3,400 staff. Our largest bases are at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, and Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, but our staff are based in more than 90 locations.

For more details about the services we provide please click here.

We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners (Academic Health Science Centre), working collaboratively with the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

CPFT also provides nationally recognised specialist services to people across the east of England and nationally with particular expertise in:

  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (biggest provider in the east of England)
  • Specialist eating disorder services for adults and young people
  • Services for adults with personality disorders
  • Complex cases
  • Early intervention in psychosis
  • Child and adolescent in-patient services
  • Multi-systemic therapy
  • Specialist learning disability services

CPFT is a partner in the first national consortium of leading mental health trusts providing secondary mental health services to serving Ministry of Defence and United States Air Force staff. We are also the host employer for the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research Network covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and the host employer for community learning disability staff working as part of integrated learning disability services for the Learning Disability Partnership.

We are a partner in the local Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC). NIHR CLAHRC East of England has evolved from the CLAHRC for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which came to the end of its five-year funding in September 2013. CLAHRC East of England is one of 13 CLAHRC collaborations working in partnership with the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire and a consortium of NHS and social service organisations who have committed matched funding. NIHR CLAHRC East of England has a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in complex health systems, while retaining a population health view. CLAHRC East of England has six research themes:

  • Dementia, frailty and end-of-life care
  • Enduring disability and disadvantage
  • Patient safety
  • Health economics
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Innovation and evaluation

These themes are alloyed with knowledge management, a public health skills collaboration, industry engagement and research capacity development. Through on-going prioritisation and peer-review, NIHR funds are used to support applied health researchers and fund high quality research projects. If you would like more information about the CLAHRC East of England please visit: www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk

How does the Care Quality Commission rate us?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The CQC makes sure that we provide high standards of care and treatment and that we look after the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.

The CQC monitors our performance by visiting our sites, carrying out patient surveys and by collecting and analysing information about our performance. The findings of these visits are published in a report on the CQC's website so everyone can see them. You can view all of our reports here.

Our mission

Our mission is to put people in control of their care. We will maximise opportunities for individuals and their families by enabling them to look beyond their limitations to achieve their goals and aspirations.

In other words: “To offer people the best help to do the best for themselves.”

Our values - PRIDE

Professionalism - we will maintain the highest standards and develop ourselves and others...by demonstrating compassion and showing care, honesty and flexibility
Respect - we will create positive relationships...by being kind, open and collaborative
Innovation -  we are forward thinking, research focused and effective...by using evidence to shape the way we work
Dignity - we will treat you as an individual... by taking the time to hear, listen and understand
Empowerment - we will support you...by enabling you to make effective, informed decisions and to build your resilience and independence

Our vision

  • A local provider of patient and carer-centred integrated community, mental health and social care services
  • One of the UK’s premier providers of key specialist mental health services
  • An organisation whose services are enabled by world-leading research and education.

The page was last updated on 15 November 2016 by eleanor.buckle.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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