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Our Partners

  • NHS Trusts in Cumbria

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are the secondary care provider of acute hospital services in north Cumbria and their services are based at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. They also have a birthing centre at Penrith Community Hospital 

www.ncuh.nhs.uk

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust manages Furness General Hospital (Barrow), Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal) and Ulverston Community Health Centre, in addition to hospitals in Morecambe and Lancaster. 

www.mbht.nhs.uk

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the biggest ambulance service in the country providing accident and emergency services. They also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital. 

www.nwas.nhs.uk/internet

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust manages community drug and alcohol services in Cumbria. 

www.gmw.nhs.uk

  • Public Health

Cumbria County Council have responsibility for local public health and some public health services transferred from the NHS to the council. They also manage social care

Public health is about preventing disease and helping people to live healthier and longer lives by providing the information and support they need to do this.

View the Council's Public Health Report 2014

www.cumbria.gov.uk

  • Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG)

Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is the main commisioner of NHS services in the county. NHS services are designed and delivered around the needs of local people.In Cumbria, for a number of years, GPs have been involved in planning how and where health services should be delivered for communities. Now GPs are taking on a more formal role. Family doctors - not NHS managers - will be responsible in the future for 'commissioning' Cumbria's health services. 'Commissioning' means planning and purchasing NHS services for local people from hospital trusts and other organisations.

www.cumbriaccg.nhs.uk

  • NHS England

NHS England is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health who oversees the budget, planning, delivery and day-to-day operation of the NHS in England. NHS England also commission services directly in Cumbria.

High quality care for all, now and for future generations

www.england.nhs.uk


Join the fun at the Lancaster Health Festival

Join the fun at the Lancaster Health Festival

Free event this September for members of the public

NEW VIDEO TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS OUT OF HOURS APPOINTMENTS CLOSER TO HOME

NEW VIDEO TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS OUT OF HOURS APPOINTMENTS CLOSER TO HOME

Cumbria Health on Call introduce new initiative

INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY AND ACUTE SERVICES

INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY AND ACUTE SERVICES

Discussions have begun with staff at CPFT and UHMB on greater integration of hospital and community services

Chief Executive and Chair appointments

Chief Executive and Chair appointments

The Board of Directors agrees to appoint Stephen Eames as Interim Chief Executive

Learning Disabilities Health Facilitation

From Our Specialist Services Team Learning Disabilities Health Facilitation

Improving health outcomes for individuals with Learning Disabilities

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

National NHS awards win highlights recruitment and training efforts in Cumbria

Trust-wide News National NHS awards win highlights recruitment and training efforts in Cumbria

Awards for CLIC and NCUH at the Healthcare People Management Association Excellence awards

Donations made to Solway team for excellent care

From Our Specialist Services Team Donations made to Solway team for excellent care

Donations from patient's family and Wigton League of Friends

Mammoth broadcast for hospital radio anniversary

From Our Community Health Team Mammoth broadcast for hospital radio anniversary

Bay Trust Radio, which is based in the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, has been on air since 1977

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.

Suicide Prevention Conference

From Our Mental Health Team Suicide Prevention Conference

200 delegates attend the Suicide Prevention Conference

Hands on career experience for hundreds of students in Cumbria

Hands on career experience for hundreds of students in Cumbria

Over 250 students recently attended a careers fair held by Cumbria’s NHS blue light and educational services and the County Council

Students to learn foundations of medical education in west Cumbria

Students to learn foundations of medical education in west Cumbria

UCLan West Cumberland Medical Education Centre launches new course to prepare students for medical school

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

Be prepared this Christmas: Health advice and support

Be prepared this Christmas: Health advice and support

Advice on self-care and what services to use for your needs over the Christmas period, including local pharmacy opening times.

Online guidance available to help poorly children over the festive season

Online guidance available to help poorly children over the festive season

New advice online for parents when they are unsure of whether to treat their childs symtoms at home or seek medical advice

Plan ahead for better health this festive season

Plan ahead for better health this festive season

People living in Cumbria are being urged to prepare for the festive season and make sure they have any necessary medicines to hand

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

‘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

Celebrating Older People’s Day

Celebrating Older People’s Day

People over 60 offered free health and wellbeing MOTs

Cumbria Pride comes to town

Trust-wide News Cumbria Pride comes to town

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are helping celebrate equality and diversity

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care visits Morecambe Bay

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care visits Morecambe Bay

David Mowat visits Furness General Hospital and Millom Community Hospital to see the innovative work of Better Care Together

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

Celebrating joined-up therapy

From Our Community Health Team Celebrating joined-up therapy

Cumbria's Occupational Therapists come together to celebrate

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.

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’

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.

CLIC nurses up for national award

CLIC nurses up for national award

Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) have been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) award

West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime  CQC Response Document

West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime CQC Response Document

Report confirms the actions being taken to stabilise the most fragile acute hospital services and to improve performance

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.

Success Regime announces public meeting dates

Success Regime announces public meeting dates

Events will take place across west north and east Cumbria

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

Better Care Together

Better Care Together

Better care Together - Sharing success!

Millom Community ‘Rally Round’ to help each other

Millom Community ‘Rally Round’ to help each other

Millom Alliance & Better Care Together are launching a community project which nrings together volunteers and people who need a helping hand

People of Kendal share their thoughts on health and wellbeing

People of Kendal share their thoughts on health and wellbeing

People in Kendal were invited to help plan and design their health and care services at a public event on Thursday 17 March.

Chief Executives form new partnership board

Chief Executives form new partnership board

Claire Molloy and Stephen Eames form new delivery board to rapidly drive improvements

Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Dietetics team promote 'Food First' approach for patients at risk of malnutrition

Success Regime Publishes Progress Report

Success Regime Publishes Progress Report

West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime unveils emerging vision

Barrow nurses recognised nationally in health awards

Barrow nurses recognised nationally in health awards

A team of District Nurses in Barrow have been shortlisted alongside a Mental Health Nurse at Unity for a prestigious award after teaming up

New health centre in Barrow takes a step forward

New health centre in Barrow takes a step forward

Plans to develop a new £12 million Primary Care Centre on the site of the former Alfred Barrow School in Barrow have been submitted.

Local team visit Downing Street

Local team visit Downing Street

ealth and care colleagues from our local area attended a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street

Latest edition of Trust Talk newsletter out now

Latest edition of Trust Talk newsletter out now

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has developed the December 2015 edition of Trust Talk newspaper for patients, the public and member

Healthcare Listening Events start next week

Healthcare Listening Events start next week

Healthwatch host listening events in West, North & East Cumbria

Get involved in shaping future healthcare services in West, North and East Cumbria

Get involved in shaping future healthcare services in West, North and East Cumbria

The Success Regime Programme in West, North and East Cumbria wants to hear from you

Substantial investment in local health strategy

Substantial investment in local health strategy

Better Care Together has been awarded £4.29m of national NHS funding.

Success Regime event

Success Regime event

Inaugural event marks the start of new era of improvement for local health and care services

NHS Organisations combine for the Westmorland Show

NHS Organisations combine for the Westmorland Show

A host of NHS staff will be on hand at the Westmorland Show

National NHS Leaders announce additional funding for Morecambe Bay

National NHS Leaders announce additional funding for Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay has received additional funding to test a number of new models of health care developed by Better Care Together

Substantial investment in South Cumbrian health services

Substantial investment in South Cumbrian health services

Better Care Together has been awarded £9.9m of national NHS funding.

Whole system approach making progress in improving emotional wellbeing of children

From Our Children & Families Team Whole system approach making progress in improving emotional wellbeing of children

An update from Cumbria LSCB, Cumbria County Council, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group & Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust