CPFT staff praised after reaching new referral landmark

40,000 milestone for Advice and Referral Centre

CPFT staff praised after reaching new referral landmark
02 January 2015

Staff at the Advice and Referral Centre, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, have been praised after reaching a new landmark.

The centre provides advice and guidance to GPs and other healthcare professionals who want to refer adults to the wide range of services run by CPFT.

It operates 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, and the Advice and Referral Centre took its 40,000th referral on New Years’ Eve - just over two years after it began operating.

Administrator Anthea Greenwood, (pictured above, centre, with colleagues) who dealt with the referral, said: “We knew it was coming up and it just so happened that I picked up the referral which was submitted by a GP via email.

“It’s a real landmark for the team and goes to prove how many people have required the services of CPFT since the Advice and Referral Centre was opened.”

The Advice and Referral Centre, which is based at the Gloucester Centre, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, began operating in August 2012. In its first year, staff dealt with 10,000 referrals.

Sue Tolland, Service Manager at CPFT, said: “I am proud of all the hard work and resilience of the staff and how the Advice and Referral Service has developed since it began.

“What started as a service for just the Peterborough area in 2013 has since been rolled out to all GPs and other healthcare professionals across Cambridgeshire as well.”

CPFT provides mental health and specialist learning disability services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and children’s community services in Peterborough.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767 

 

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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