CPFT Complaints Service

Our complaints service has resumed after it was temporarily paused to enable us to respond to Covid-19. Due to ongoing work in relation to the pandemic, the phone lines will only be operating a answerphone messaging service currently. Please leave us a message, including your details so we can get back to you, and we will respond within two working days.

Contacting the complaints team
In the first instance, please send all correspondence via email to palsandcomplaints@cpft.nhs.uk

The Complaints Team are currently unable to answer the telephone. If you are unable to contact the team via email, please call the Freephone number (0800 052 1411), leave your name, number and a short message. The team will get back to you as soon as they can, however this may take up to 10 working days.

We will update individual complainants as the situation develops. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation during this difficult time.


The Complaints Team provides a service for people who wish to make a formal complaint about the services provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). The services provided by CPFT include mental health, learning disability, social care and community services for adult and older people, child and adolescent mental health services across Cambridgeshire, and children's community services in Peterborough.

CPFT encourages feedback and complaints about the services we provide. It is important for CPFT to learn from complaints and make any necessary changes to improve the quality of our services.

Making a complaint

If you wish to make a complaint about the care or treatment provided to you or someone you know, please do not hesitate to contact our Complaints Team or the Trust's Chief Executive. If your concerns need to be resolved immediately, please contact the team directly or get in touch with our Patient Advice and Liaison Service. Further information about this service can be found through this link

A leaflet about how to make a complaint can be found at the bottom of this page. The Complaints, Concerns and Compliments Policy can be found through this link.

Complaints Team
Telephone 01223 219440/219441 (office hours)
Freephone 0800 052 1411 (office hours)

A confidential e-mail service is also available at: palsandcomplaints@cpft.nhs.uk

Or by post to:

Complaints Team
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House
Fulbourn Hospital
CB21 5EF

Anna Hills
Chief Executive
T 01223 219473
F 01480 398501
E anna.hills@cpft.nhs.uk


If you wish to be supported through the complaints process there are various advocacy services that are able to help you.

If you are still unhappy

If you feel that after making your complaint and receiving your response letter your concerns have not been addressed, please contact the Complaints Team who will listen to your concerns and offer further advice.

If you remain unhappy and feel your concerns have not been addressed, you can contact the relevant Ombudsman to investigation your complaint independently.

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Millbank Tower
London, SW1P 4QP
T 0845 015 4033

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
PO Box 4771
Coventry, CV4 0EH
T 0300 061 0614


Further Information

As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust