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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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

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