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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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

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

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

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

Ellerbeck Ward update

From Our Community Health Team Ellerbeck Ward update

Ellerbeck ward temporarily closed to admissions last week after a specialist report

Ellerbeck Ward closes to admissions

Ellerbeck Ward closes to admissions

Temporary closure to admissions following specialist report

The Maryport Alliance unveils counter proposals for their hospital.

The Maryport Alliance unveils counter proposals for their hospital.

Alternative future for Maryport hospital drafted through partnership working

Fourth Kendal Integrated Care Community meeting to be held

Fourth Kendal Integrated Care Community meeting to be held

Next meeting with the public of Kendal will take place on Wednesday 30 Nov

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

People using the service recover twice as fast as those in hospital

Praise for Penrith Day Hospice

From Our Specialist Services Team Praise for Penrith Day Hospice

This place was a god send. I can’t sing their praises enough

‘Home First’ service reduces hospital admissions

From Our Community Health Team ‘Home First’ service reduces hospital admissions

A new service made up of a range of health, social care and voluntary sector workers has reduced the number of people admitted to hospital

Specialist dentistry opens wider to health professionals who use the service

From Our Specialist Services Team Specialist dentistry opens wider to health professionals who use the service

Dentists from across the county joined the Specialist Dentistry team to share knowledge and see inside the Specialist Dental Service

Relax and breathe easier at our COPD event

From Our Community Health Team Relax and breathe easier at our COPD event

Furness Respiratory Care Team will be celebrating COPD day

First Step support service among country’s best

From Our Mental Health Team First Step support service among country’s best

First Step has become one of the most successful Mental Health services in the country

Specialist Breastfeeding Health Visitors have been nationally recognised for their work

From Our Children & Families Team Specialist Breastfeeding Health Visitors have been nationally recognised for their work

Specialist Breastfeeding Health Visitors for CPFT have been recognised by a leading international children's charity.

ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

From Our Children & Families Team ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

Young people accross the county are benfitting from texting their School Nurse for support

Celebrating Older People’s Day

Celebrating Older People’s Day

People over 60 offered free health and wellbeing MOTs

A Children’s Community Nurse has been nationally recognised

A Children’s Community Nurse has been nationally recognised

Andrew Kelly was shortlisted for his help with launching a new electronic patient information system

Training programme aims to eliminate avoidable harm from pressure ulcers

Training programme aims to eliminate avoidable harm from pressure ulcers

Successful training programme sees 70% reduction

Community raises money for Carlisle COPD Team

Community raises money for Carlisle COPD Team

Over £1000 raised to support the team

Cumbria Pride comes to town

Trust-wide News Cumbria Pride comes to town

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are helping celebrate equality and diversity

A film to showcase ‘out of hours’ appointments in Millom

A film to showcase ‘out of hours’ appointments in Millom

New virtual GP appointments offered by video link

Cumbria Partnership mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Cumbria Partnership mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Mental Health providers working to reduce the risk of suicide and self harm

Bringing eye care services closer to home

Bringing eye care services closer to home

More eye care services now available in the community

‘Extra special’ recognition for Carlisle Speech and Language Therapist

‘Extra special’ recognition for Carlisle Speech and Language Therapist

Sarah Linnard, Speech & Language Therapist for CPFT, receives national recognition at Kate Granger Awards

Alston inpatient unit reopened

Alston inpatient unit reopened

The inpatient unit has now reopened following successful recruitment

Father and son climb Kilimanjaro for local healthcare providers

Father and son climb Kilimanjaro for local healthcare providers

Mt Kilimanjaro climb raises over £4000

Free Health and Wellbeing MOT to celebrate Older People’s Day

Free Health and Wellbeing MOT to celebrate Older People’s Day

Older people in west Cumbria are invited for check-ups and advice

Cumbrian Therapist makes the shortlist for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

Cumbrian Therapist makes the shortlist for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

Sarah Linnard nominated for her positive attitude towards problem solving

West Cumbria Heart Service gets a thumbs-up from patients

West Cumbria Heart Service gets a thumbs-up from patients

Patients have given the service top marks in a recent survey

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday 1st September at Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith

Contingency plans are implemented across Community Hospitals

From Our Community Health Team Contingency plans are implemented across Community Hospitals

Plans are being implemented to safely manage care provided

The Foot Project provides much needed care in Calais

From Our Community Health Team The Foot Project provides much needed care in Calais

A CPFT podiatrist has travelled to Calais to provide foot care

Summer support for students

Summer support for students

Young people can text for support over the summer

Celebrating our amazing nurses

Celebrating our amazing nurses

Nurses from across Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been celebrating all that’s great in nursing.

Kentmere Ward Update:  Drop in session well attended

Kentmere Ward Update:  Drop in session well attended

Healthwatch Cumbria facilitated a session to listen to the views of the community.

COPD patient goes from housebound to regular exercise and activities

From Our Community Health Team COPD patient goes from housebound to regular exercise and activities

Isabelle gets back to fitness with the support of the Carlisle Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Team (COPD)

Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

From Our Mental Health Team Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is being celebrated across the county, find out what events are on and the services on offer to support Military Veterans

Have your say on the future of mental health inpatient provision

From Our Mental Health Team Have your say on the future of mental health inpatient provision

Option appraisal workshops are being held across the county prior to the mental health consultation taking place later in the year

Kentmere Unit Update:  Healthwatch Cumbria help Trust listen to the community

Kentmere Unit Update:  Healthwatch Cumbria help Trust listen to the community

Healthwatch Cumbria is hosting a drop in event following concerns about the Kentmere Unit.

Funds raised in honour of local Barrow musician

From Our Community Health Team Funds raised in honour of local Barrow musician

Family have donated thousands to local respiratory care team

CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

From Our Specialist Services Team CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

Speech & Language Therapists come together to hear about driving the profession forward in Cumbria

Kentmere Unit closure decision delayed

Kentmere Unit closure decision delayed

The decision to temporarily close the Kentmere Unit at Westmorland General Hospital has been delayed, pending further assessment.

Choose Cumbria wins global media award

Choose Cumbria wins global media award

Choose Cumbria awarded for campaign to promote career and lifestyle opportunities in Cumbria

New national funding for Better Care Together

New national funding for Better Care Together

Funding will allow focus on ensuring healthcare priorities are tailored to local needs

Dementia Awareness Week

From Our Mental Health Team Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia diagnosis in Cumbria now four times faster thanks to ‘Virtual Clinics’

Cumbria Partnership celebrates Nurses’ Day

Trust-wide News Cumbria Partnership celebrates Nurses’ Day

Nurses go above and beyond every day to help care for the people of Cumbria, CPFT celebrate their hard work this International Nurses Day

Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

Mental health practitioner Nicky Lavery steps into the shoes of military veterans to help evolve First Step services.

Support to live well after cancer.

From Our Specialist Services Team Support to live well after cancer.

A free course that helps support those who have beaten cancer to return to ‘normal’ is being held in Carlisle in May.

Latest edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is out now

Latest edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is out now

The April 2016 edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is now available for members, patients and the general public.

Carlisle Dental Student named the best in the UK

From Our Specialist Services Team Carlisle Dental Student named the best in the UK

James McParlane has won the grand final of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Dental Skills competition

Autism Awareness Week

From Our Specialist Services Team Autism Awareness Week

Adult Autism Diagnostic service enters it's third year