Health Plans for Cumbria

We have worked closely with all of our partners to develop the Cumbrial Local Health Economy Strategic Plan for 2014 - 2019.  

The plans are being delivered through a number of programmes of work that we are working on.  In the North of the County, plans are being developed through The West, East & North Cumbria Success Regime (website coming shortly) and in the South of the County, plans are being developed through the Better Care Together  programme.

Plans for mental health services are being developed through the Mental Health Strategic Partnership. 

Find out more about our partners and how we work with them.


Trust awarded bronze accreditation for staff health and wellbeing

Trust awarded bronze accreditation for staff health and wellbeing

The Trust’s dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its staff has been recognised with the achievement of a Bronze Award

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.

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

Keeping Caton Moving

Keeping Caton Moving

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

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

Keep bumps and scrapes happy and the kids will be too!

From Our Community Health Team Keep bumps and scrapes happy and the kids will be too!

Advice on treating bumps and scrapes at home this summer

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

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

Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

From Our Community Health Team Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

Professor Brian Dolan visited the county to talk about the importance of patients’ time in healthcare

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

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

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

From Our Community Health Team TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

Cumbria is classified as a low risk area for TB but the risk of infection remains

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

Millom’s mission to become an autism friendly community

Millom’s mission to become an autism friendly community

'Autism Around the Combe' has now launched

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

The results of the NHS National Staff Survey 2016 have been published for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Work of Bay Health and Care Partners recognised in shortlist for national awards

Work of Bay Health and Care Partners recognised in shortlist for national awards

A number of schemes shortlisted in the national HSJ awards

Waterloo Surgery, Millom rated outstanding by CQC

From Our Community Health Team Waterloo Surgery, Millom rated outstanding by CQC

Innovative partnerships and work with the community recognised by CQC

Further help to look after yourself and your family

Further help to look after yourself and your family

Additional self-care videos with advice on common conditions

International recognition for Better Care Together

International recognition for Better Care Together

Professor Don Berwick has visited Cumbria to discuss Better Care Together

Launch of Millom Parkrun

From Our Community Health Team Launch of Millom Parkrun

A new way to get fit for people living in Millom

New Non Executive Directors appointed

New Non Executive Directors appointed

Two new Non Executive Directors have been appointed to Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Bay Health & Care Partners welcome Prof Don Berwick

From Our Community Health Team Bay Health & Care Partners welcome Prof Don Berwick

international health commentator visiting the BCT Vanguard to see some of the joint work being delivered

Getting people ‘Home on Time’

From Our Community Health Team Getting people ‘Home on Time’

A Better Care Together initiative over the next week

New year, new you. Time to move off the couch!

New year, new you. Time to move off the couch!

The public are being urged to consider eating well and exercising more

Help shape the future health of Morecambe Bay

From Our Community Health Team Help shape the future health of Morecambe Bay

A chance for staff and the public to get involved in the BCT review

Fantastic year for a service which helps people get care closer to home

Fantastic year for a service which helps people get care closer to home

GPs get real time advice from specialists to avoid hospital admissions

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.

Better Care Together receives new funding for 2017/18

Better Care Together receives new funding for 2017/18

Bay Health and Care Partners have welcomed further funds

Committed to helping fight loneliness this winter

Committed to helping fight loneliness this winter

Asking everyone to do what they can to help tackle loneliness

Help shape the future health in Morecambe Bay!

Help shape the future health in Morecambe Bay!

Seeking views of local people and staff

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

Patients urged to learn about antibiotics to mark European awareness day

Patients urged to learn about antibiotics to mark European awareness day

Raising awareness about the risks of taking antibiotics inappropriately

Plans submitted for an extension which will transform Millom’s GP surgery

Plans submitted for an extension which will transform Millom’s GP surgery

Plans for an extension to Waterloo House GP Surgery to make it an integrated health hub

Technology to reduce the number of patients leaving Prison for healthcare

Technology to reduce the number of patients leaving Prison for healthcare

Innovative video consultations extended to Haverigg

Former nurses urged to look no further if they want to return to practice

Former nurses urged to look no further if they want to return to practice

Opportunities for former nurses looking to return to practice

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Better Care Together teams will work even more closely in the future

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

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

The latest issue of Trust Talk has been published

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.

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

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

Health advice this bank holiday weekend

Health advice this bank holiday weekend

Use the right NHS service advice and plan ahead for the bank holiday

THINK! Why A&E?

Trust-wide News THINK! Why A&E?

It is important to make the most of the range of NHS services available to you and choose the right health service for your health needs.

‘Choose South Cumbria’ shortlisted for prestigious national health award

‘Choose South Cumbria’ shortlisted for prestigious national health award

The campaign has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Strategic recruitment award

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.

CQC report highlights caring services, good practice and improvements required at CPFT

CQC report highlights caring services, good practice and improvements required at CPFT

The Care Quality Commission have released their report following the inspection last November.

Millom Leading the way for diabetes support group

Millom Leading the way for diabetes support group

Millom locals have come together to launch a brand new type two diabetes support group called ‘2s R Us’

Success Regime Publishes Progress Report

Success Regime Publishes Progress Report

West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime unveils emerging vision

More awards for Trust’s mental health units

More awards for Trust’s mental health units

The Kentmere ward at the Westmorland General Hospital has been awarded the Full Monty award from the organisation Star Wards

Staff report improvement in recommending CPFT as a place to work or receive care

Staff report improvement in recommending CPFT as a place to work or receive care

Staff at are reporting a significant improvement in recommending the organisation as a place to work

Dream placement students have been inspired by the NHS

Dream placement students have been inspired by the NHS

Tree Cumbrian students who have been on a ‘dream placement’ at Trust for the past week have told managers they have been inpsired

Cumbrian students have Dream Placement at NHS Trust

Cumbrian students have Dream Placement at NHS Trust

Three students get dream opportunity to get experience at CPFT

Come along to our Consultant Open Day

Trust-wide News Come along to our Consultant Open Day

We are delighted to be hosting a Consultant Open Day on Friday 22nd April at the Rheged Centre in Penrith

Successful exhibition of Barrow’s new Primary Care Centre & tour of former Alfred Barrow School site

From Our Community Health Team Successful exhibition of Barrow’s new Primary Care Centre & tour of former Alfred Barrow School site

Former pupils and teachers had a last look at the former Alfred Barrow School site at the weekend.

Using Disney as a therapy technique

Using Disney as a therapy technique

Disney characters used as a technique to help children express their feelings.

NEW SCHEME SHOWS SUCCESSES

NEW SCHEME SHOWS SUCCESSES

Better Care Together's Advice and Guidance scheme means many patients will avoid having to travel to hospital to be seen by a specialist.

Local crafts women has donated £200 to Penrith Hospital

Local crafts women has donated £200 to Penrith Hospital

Samantha Podda of Penrith Crafts has raffled off her hand-crocheted reindeer hat and donated the money to Penrith Hospital.

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

Volunteer retires after giving almost 30 years of her time to Stroke Scheme

From Our Community Health Team Volunteer retires after giving almost 30 years of her time to Stroke Scheme

Judy Hall from Whitehaven is leaving her voluntary role of working with stroke patients after around 30 years of service.

Vanguard recognition for Millom Model

Vanguard recognition for Millom Model

The national director in charge of overseeing new models of care within the NHS has expressed how excited she is about the work in Millom.

Weston’s Welcome

From Our Children & Families Team Weston’s Welcome

A ten year old from Allithwaite near Grange over Sands has won a competition to design the logo of the Children’s Services she uses

National commendation for the Trust’s Medical Education Team

National commendation for the Trust’s Medical Education Team

The trusts Medical Education Team will receive national commendation for their project called the Medical Education Reviewers (MER) process.

Lower limb exercise class gives patient’s their lives back

From Our Community Health Team Lower limb exercise class gives patient’s their lives back

Six week lower limb exercise programme helps patients recover from injuries and operations.