Our Services

We provide over 60 expert health services across Cumbria, supporting people in our communities to live happier, healthier and more hopeful lives.  Our services are organised into four care groups. 

Community Health

Providing care in patients' homes or in community settings, such as health centres and community hospitals.

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Mental Health

Supporting people with mental health problems to recover and live as independently as possible.

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Children & Families

We promote a healthy start to life and provide healthcare services that are responsive to the changing needs of young people and their families.

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Specialist Services

Our specialist services are led by experts in areas including dentistry, sexual health and diabetes. This growing group of services deliver smaller, specialist services into the communities of Cumbria.

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Our September edition of Trust Talk is out now!

Our September edition of Trust Talk is out now!

In this edition you can read about our latest news and updates including the 4 page summary of our annual reports for 2018/19

Transplant hero wins double gold

Transplant hero wins double gold

Brave transplant hero Becky Seaton, 37, from Scotby, has won two gold medals at the British Transplant Games in Newport

Changes to mental health rehabilitation services in Cumbria

Changes to mental health rehabilitation services in Cumbria

The delivery of rehabilitation services for people with complex mental health needs is changing

Over £1,000 raised in memory of friend who just ‘wanted to help people’

Over £1,000 raised in memory of friend who just ‘wanted to help people’

A charity night at Penrith Cricket Club hosted by the family and friends of the late Nicki Butterworth have raised over £1000 in her memory.

Celebrating #ValuesWeek at Penrith Day Hospice

Celebrating #ValuesWeek at Penrith Day Hospice

This week we have been celebrating NHS Values Week 2019.

 Launch event for new service that supports mums with mental health problems

Launch event for new service that supports mums with mental health problems

A new specialist community perinatal service is now available for women in north Cumbria.

Maternity training aids to support complex home births

Trust-wide News Maternity training aids to support complex home births

Community midwives across north Cumbria now have access to high quality training aids to support unexpected home birth emergencies.

NHS takes ‘baby friendly’ approach up a level whilst improving breastfeeding rates in Cumbria

NHS takes ‘baby friendly’ approach up a level whilst improving breastfeeding rates in Cumbria

NHS teams are celebrating Breastfeeding Celebration week in variety of ways to continue to raise awareness of breastfeeding.

The Ruskin Unit takes on a new lease life with the help of patients

The Ruskin Unit takes on a new lease life with the help of patients

Patients have been involved in helping develop the garden which is having a positive impact on patients and carers alike.

First Step short listed for national award

From Our Mental Health Team First Step short listed for national award

The awards are an opportunity for employers to showcase and share innovative ways in which they have taken a lead in challenging discriminat

Mental Health drop-in session at Dane Garth

Mental Health drop-in session at Dane Garth

A Mental Health drop-in session is being held at the Dane Garth site at Furness General Hospital to provide information

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Cumbria Partnership NHS’s First Step service is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Work to refurbish Brampton Community hospital to begin

From Our Community Health Team Work to refurbish Brampton Community hospital to begin

Significant refurbishment is set to begin in June and to take around six months to complete.

NHS leaders working collaboratively to improve services across the region

NHS leaders working collaboratively to improve services across the region

Senior NHS leaders are working in collaboration to improve mental health and learning disability services

New plans announced for mental health services in south Cumbria

New plans announced for mental health services in south Cumbria

Plans have been announced to improve mental health services in south Cumbria with the aim of delivering better health and care to patients

In house training hopes to reduce specialist dental services waiting lists

From Our Specialist Services Team In house training hopes to reduce specialist dental services waiting lists

Nine staff have now completed their training and are able to safely deliver sedation. The staff are a mix of dentists, dental therapists and

Maryport and Cockermouth ICC HUB shows how everyone plays their part in delivering excellence

Maryport and Cockermouth ICC HUB shows how everyone plays their part in delivering excellence

Across Cumbria integrated care communities are helping to support the health and wellbeing of local people

Maryport hospital aims to be a centre of excellence

Maryport hospital aims to be a centre of excellence

Maryport hospital continues to deliver first class care and has ambitious plans for the future.

New ways of working help more people avoid a hospital stay

New ways of working help more people avoid a hospital stay

ICCs in North Cumbria helping more people to be treated closer to home and spend less time in hospital

Let’s talk about mental health with blogger Kayleigh McManus

Let’s talk about mental health with blogger Kayleigh McManus

Mental health nurse Kayleigh talks about her blog and shares a message for Time to Talk Day

Launch of Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Service for mums in Lancashire and south Cumbria

Launch of Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Service for mums in Lancashire and south Cumbria

New and expectant mums who are experiencing perinatal mental health problems can now access assessments and care

Board of directors agree next steps for future of mental health and learning disability services in Cumbria

Board of directors agree next steps for future of mental health and learning disability services in Cumbria

The board of directors has considered the outline business case for the provision of future of mental health & learning disability services

Couple sing praises for Pulmonary Rehabilitation group

Couple sing praises for Pulmonary Rehabilitation group

This Wednesday marks World COPD day which aims to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Specialist nurses work together to stop the pressure

Specialist nurses work together to stop the pressure

NHS staff in Cumbria are joining forces to raise awareness on pressure ulcers and how to prevent them in the first place

Be part of Wigton Community Hospital’s exciting development

From Our Community Health Team Be part of Wigton Community Hospital’s exciting development

Would you like to be part of the new health and wellbeing hub?

Cumbria residents urged to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine

Cumbria residents urged to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine

People in Cumbria who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free flu vaccination

Palliative Care Specialist Nurse has a book dedicated to her

From Our Specialist Services Team Palliative Care Specialist Nurse has a book dedicated to her

Lucy Dillon, author of Where the Light Gets In, dedicated the book to Jane Steele

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Mental Health in the Workplace is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is taking place on 10th October.

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Local NHS services are highlighting good practice in mental health in a bid to raise awareness and tackle stigma

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Over 70 people attended our Annual Members Meeting in Penrith.

Occupational Therapists are helping Appleby residents stay independent

Occupational Therapists are helping Appleby residents stay independent

Innovative work in Cumbria to treat people closer to home

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Events in libraries across Cumbria to cut the risk of falls

NHS North CCG next Governing Body Meeting

NHS North CCG next Governing Body Meeting

Taking place Wednesday 4 October 2017

More service users cared for closer to home as mental health service shortlisted for national award

More service users cared for closer to home as mental health service shortlisted for national award

The service has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal Award for the second year running

Keeping Caton Moving

Keeping Caton Moving

North Lancashire leading the way with pioneering chair-based exercise class

Soaked - the new play by Emma Rydal

Soaked - the new play by Emma Rydal

Exploring issues around alcohol this new play will be touring Cumbria

Health & wellbeing advice for Westmorland show visitors

From Our Community Health Team Health & wellbeing advice for Westmorland show visitors

Representatives from health and care services will be on hand with advice and support

When was your last health MOT?

From Our Community Health Team When was your last health MOT?

Free health and wellbeing check-up at a community health event in Barrow this September

Physiotherapists workout at work

From Our Community Health Team Physiotherapists workout at work

National campaign encourages staff to move more at work

Latest CQC report for the Trust’s Mental Health Inpatient Units

Latest CQC report for the Trust’s Mental Health Inpatient Units

Report highlights caring and responsive services and improvements required.

CPFT staff hail partnership working at regional conference

CPFT staff hail partnership working at regional conference

Work to improve patient care in community hospitals has been highlighted at a regional conference

GPs and Physiotherapists join forces for improved patient care

GPs and Physiotherapists join forces for improved patient care

Pilot in GP practices in Carlisle and Eden is showing results

New ways to treat those with musculo-skeletal conditions in south Cumbria

From Our Community Health Team New ways to treat those with musculo-skeletal conditions in south Cumbria

A new service for patients referred to orthopaedic services is being hailed a success

Mental wellbeing advice following the Manchester Arena attack

From Our Mental Health Team Mental wellbeing advice following the Manchester Arena attack

This guidance is aimed at anyone exposed to the Manchester Arena attack which took place on 22 May 2017.

Memory Matters helping Dementia Patients and Carers find the best support

From Our Mental Health Team Memory Matters helping Dementia Patients and Carers find the best support

Memory Matters working with other organisations to raise further awareness of Dementia

See what happened at our latest Health and wellbeing MOT event

See what happened at our latest Health and wellbeing MOT event

See the video and pictures from our free Health MOT event

Lindsay takes Cumbrian skills to Burma

From Our Specialist Services Team Lindsay takes Cumbrian skills to Burma

Therapist from Cumbria has recently returned from a trip to Burma where she has been training local therapists

Fund Raising for Acorn Unit

From Our Mental Health Team Fund Raising for Acorn Unit

£600 raised to buy garden tables and benches

Cumbria Headache Forum

From Our Specialist Services Team Cumbria Headache Forum

The following of Cumbria Headache Forum is growing

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Bake for Heroes event gives student chance to talk about mental health

Workington hospital inpatient ward reopens to admissions

From Our Community Health Team Workington hospital inpatient ward reopens to admissions

Ellerbeck ward has reopened today following work to rectify safety issues

Getting patients home for lunch

From Our Community Health Team Getting patients home for lunch

Benefits of leaving hospital early in the day and how family/carers can help

Health advice this Easter

Trust-wide News Health advice this Easter

NHS services will be affected across the Easter bank holiday weekend, be prepared and know your local pharmacy opening times

Staffing issues lead to temporary bed closures at Alston

Staffing issues lead to temporary bed closures at Alston

Inpatient beds at Alston Hospital will temporarily close week commencing 17th April 2017

Patients celebrate Penrith Day Hospice on film

From Our Community Health Team Patients celebrate Penrith Day Hospice on film

In five short films patients from Penrith Day Hospice share how important the service is to them.

Spring is here, clear out your old walking aids

From Our Community Health Team Spring is here, clear out your old walking aids

Physiotherapists in west Cumbria are encouraging people to use a spring clean as an opportunity to uncover and return any walking aids

Service of thanksgiving for North Cumbria’s hospitals

Service of thanksgiving for North Cumbria’s hospitals

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a service of thanksgiving to pay tribute to staff and volunteers

Better support for those who are in mental health crisis

From Our Mental Health Team Better support for those who are in mental health crisis

A pilot scheme that helps get the right support quickly for those in mental health crisis in Cumbria is underway.

Police, teenagers and YouTube sensation join forces to warn about ‘sexting’ dangers

Police, teenagers and YouTube sensation join forces to warn about ‘sexting’ dangers

Cumbria Police have teamed up Carlisle College to warn young people of the dangers of ‘sexting’.

CEO pays tribute to work of community groups as CCG take ‘difficult but right decision’

CEO pays tribute to work of community groups as CCG take ‘difficult but right decision’

Claire Molloy explains the importance of continuing to work with communities in Alston Maryport and Wigton

Suicide Prevention Conference

From Our Mental Health Team Suicide Prevention Conference

200 delegates attend the Suicide Prevention Conference

Record number of staff at CPFT get their flu jab

Record number of staff at CPFT get their flu jab

The flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from the flu virus

Cumbrian Mental Health Nurse first to receive national recognition

From Our Mental Health Team Cumbrian Mental Health Nurse first to receive national recognition

Thomas Kearney, CPFT Mental Health Practitioner, has been credited by The Royal College of Nursing

Changes to public health services for children in Cumbria

Changes to public health services for children in Cumbria

The provision of public health services for children in Cumbria between the ages of 0-19 is changing from the 1st April 2017.

The Care Quality Commission announce improved rating for Trust’s Edenwood unit

From Our Mental Health Team The Care Quality Commission announce improved rating for Trust’s Edenwood unit

Edenwood unit has been recognised for a number of improvements in its latest inspection

Alternatives to A&E

Alternatives to A&E

For people in South Cumbria, the Primary Care Assessment Service, PCAS, is an alternative to A&E

Reading Well to improve your mental wellbeing

From Our Mental Health Team Reading Well to improve your mental wellbeing

Reading Well books are now available in libraries across Cumbria

NHS Trust shines spotlight on recruitment in Cumbria

NHS Trust shines spotlight on recruitment in Cumbria

The work that CPFT is doing to recruit health professionals and support staff has been recognised by the national NHS Jobs