About us

Here at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) we are dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion. We deliver many of the NHS services that are provided outside of hospital and in the community such as physical, mental health and specialist services. 

We are a health and social care organisation and have clinical teams providing different services in inpatient, community and primary care settings under these headings:

  • Adult mental health
  • Forensic and specialist mental health
  • Older people’s mental health
  • Children’s mental health
  • Children’s community
  • Older people and adult community
  • Specialist learning disability
  • Primary care and liaison psychiatry
  • Substance misuse
  • Social care
  • Research and development

We support around 100,000 people each year and employ more than 3,500 staff. Our biggest bases are at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, and Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, but our staff are based in more than 90 locations. CPFT became a smoke-free Trust on 1 October 2017. More information is here.

We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners, working together with the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

For more details on the services we provide please click here.  

CPFT is supported by Head to Toe Charity. For more information about the charity please click here.

Our mission

Our mission is to put people in control of their care. We will maximise life opportunities for individuals and their families by enabling them to look beyond their limitations to achieve their goals and aspiration. In other words:

‘To offer people the best help to do the best for themselves’

Our values - PRIDE

ProfessionalismWe will maintain the highest standards and develop ourselves and others...by demonstrating compassion and showing care, honesty and flexibility
Respect - We will create positive relationships...by being kind, open and collaborative
Innovation -  We are forward thinking, research focused and effective...by using evidence to shape the way we work
Dignity - We will treat you as an individual... by taking the time to hear, listen and understand
EmpowermentWe will support you...by enabling you to make effective, informed decisions and to build your resilience and independence

Our vision

We want to give those people who need our services the best possible chance to live a full and happy life, despite their condition or circumstances.

Recovery – we will adopt the principle in all our services of empowering patients to achieve independence and the best possible life changes removing dependence and giving them and their families (in the case of children) control over their care.

Integration – we will work closely with providers along pathways to deliver integrated person-centred care and support to local people close to their homes, principally in non-institutional settings. We will integrate with key partners to improve efficiency and effectiveness and simplify access.

Specialist services – we are one of England’s leading providers of key specialist mental health services with particular expertise in eating disorders, children and young people’s mental health, autistic spectrum disorders and female personality disorders.

​​All of the above will be supported by our IT and estates strategies.

You can view a structure of our leadership team here.

We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners working collaboratively with the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

We are a partner in the National Institute for Health Research's Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC). NIHR CLAHRC East of England has evolved from the CLAHRC for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which came to the end of its 5 year funding in September 2013. CLAHRC East of England is one of 13 new CLAHRC collaborations and began operating on the 1st January 2014 with new and extended collaborations with the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire and a consortium of NHS and Social Service organisations who have committed matched funding.

NIHR CLAHRC East of England has a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in complex health systems, while retaining a population health view. CLAHRC East of England has six research themes:

  • Dementia, frailty and end-of-life care
  • Enduring disability and disadvantage
  • Patient safety
  • Health economics
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Innovation and evaluation

These themes are alloyed with knowledge management, a public health skills collaboration, industry engagement and research capacity development. Through on-going prioritisation and peer-review, NIHR funds are used to support applied health researchers and fund high quality research projects. If you would like more information about the CLAHRC East of England please visit: www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk

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Find out why we collect information about our patients and how we use this information here.



The page was last updated on 16 January 2018 by andrea.bateman.

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

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