Referral information and resources
CPFT provides a wide range of services including integrated physical and mental health services for adults and older people; specialist mental health and learning disability services; children and young people’s mental health services and children’s community services (in Peterborough). Information on CPFT services can be found by following this link.
For information on how to refer to these services please click on the links below.
For SystmOne practices: please go the GP portal on SystmOne to refer.
For EMIS practices: please use the referral forms listed below to refer.
Adults and older people's community services
Referral forms for the following older people's community services can be found at the bottom of this page.
- District nursing
- Tissue Viability Service
- Feet Focus
- Podiatry Service
- Therapy Referral
- Respiratory Service
- Stroke Service
- Diabetes Service
- Continence Service
- Dietetics Service
- SALT Care Home
- Heart Failure Service
- Bladder and Bowel referral form.doc [doc] 115KB
- DESMOND Referral Health Professional new July 2019.docx 106KB
- DESMOND self referral form July 2019.doc 131KB
- Diabetes Referral Form 26.11.2019 Word 2010 V1.0.docx 61KB
- Dietetics CARE HOME Referral Aug 19.doc 885KB
- District Nursing Referral Form Primary Care.docx 86KB
- Feet Focus Application Form V2.0.docx 261KB
- Heart Failure Referral Form V1.0.doc 216KB
- ME CFS Referral Form May 2023.docx [docx] 448KB
- Nutrition and Dietetics General referral form V1.0.doc 209KB
- Podiatry Service Referral Form V2.0.docx 187KB
- Podiatry referral information.pdf 35KB
- Podiatry referral guidance for referrers.pdf 35KB
- Podiatry referral and assessment matrix.pdf 62KB
- SALT Care home referral - final V1.0.docx [docx] 47KB
- Respiratory Referral Form 2020.pdf 152KB
- SLT Generic referral form final 261020.docx 50KB
- ESD-Neuro Rehab Referral Form V0.3.docx 72KB
- Community Rehab Referral V2.0 29.11.2021.doc 96KB
- Tissue-Viability-Referral-form-V3.0 16.01.2023.docx 143KB
Older people's mental health services
All older people’s mental health referrals should be made via eRS. Please call 01480 420178 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Out-of-hours emergency support
Out-of-hours you can contact the First Response Service by calling 111 and selecting option 2 for urgent mental health assessment and support. The 111 service is also open to patients by self-referral. For more information please follow this link.
For children's services
To make a referral to our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), please see CAMHS section on this page.
Liaison psychiatry services
Liaison psychiatry accepts referrals only from the acute trusts where the teams are based (ie, GPs cannot make referral directly into this service).
Learning disability services
See the individual specialist services for contact details for referrals.
Adult and specialist mental health services
Urgent / crisis referrals
Call 0148 0757 365
Patients can also self refer by calling 111 and select option 2. The First Response Service is available 24/7 for people in mental health crisis. Trained staff with clinical supervision respond to the calls and can direct patients to advice, face-to-face assessment or Sanctuary crisis support provided by CPSL Mind.
For patients aged 17-65 please liaise with your PRISM team and complete a request for service form and send via NHS e-Referral or agree requirements.
For patients aged 65+ mental health referrals should be made via eRS. Or you can call 01480 420178 or e-mail email@example.com .
You can discuss a referral with a psychiatrist ahead of referring by calling 01480 415300.
Patients of all ages can also self-refer to NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Talking Therapies by calling 0300 300 0055 or by online self-referral here
Information about local mental health services can be found at www.keep-your-head.com
GP advice line details:
Adult eating disorders advice line
Telephone 07980 954917 Monday to Friday, 12pm-2pm, to speak to a qualified adult eating disorder specialist. This is an advice and queries line only for GP’s and practitioners who need medical advice and have queries regarding adults with eating disorders.
Please note: If you are struggling or have an eating disorder please don’t use this line since it is only intended for medical practitioners and staff. In this case we would encourage you to contact your GP.
Offender Personality Disorder Pathway (OPDP): The Fens
Please go to the team's service page here: Service detail | CPFT NHS Trust for referral information.
Children's health services
Peterborough Integrated Children's Community Health Services
CPFT provide a range of children's community health services in Peterborough, that offer support, advice and health care for children, young people, carers and families. Our services include:
- Health visiting
- School nursing
- Child health administration
- Children's community nursing
- Child Development Centre
- Children's Speech and Language Therapy
- Paediatric occupational therapy
- Paediatric physiotherapy
- Paediatric psychology
- Children in care
- The Family Nurse Partnership
- Safeguarding children team
Referring to Peterborough integrated children's health services
(This is not an emergency service)
Child Health - telephone 0300 55 5810
Address: Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AP
Referrals to Perinatal Service
YOUnited provides emotional wellbeing and mental health help for children and young people aged 0 to 25 registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
YOUnited is a partnership provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust, Centre 33, and Ormiston Families.
YOUnited should now be used for all referrals to CPFT's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
YOUnited help for Neurodevelopmental diagnosis
Peterborough – YOUnited accepts referrals for assessment for children aged from 5 to 18 years-old.
Referral form (please complete in full) : Peterborough-Integrated-Neurodiagnostic-Referral-form-May 2023.docx [docx] 200KB
Additional Documents Required for the Pathway
-A copy of the most up to date and current version of the Early Help Assessment (EHA). CAMHS require a copy of the current and up to date version of the EHA or TAF minutes dated within the past 6 months. Alternatively, if your child has an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), we will need the current copy of this document.
-Evidence that you (parents/carers) have engaged with an evidence-based parenting course (e.g. Incredible Years) or have worked with a family support worker to support with managing behaviour at home. For those with Peterborough EHA’s, families need to discuss the courses with their EHA lead professional who puts them forward for a course. (with in the last three years).
Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Fenland: YOUnited accepts referrals for young people of secondary school age.
Referral Form (please complete in full) :Cambridge, Huntingdon and Fenland Neurodevelopmental Referral Form May 2023.docx [docx] 208KB
Additional documents required for the pathway
- A copy of the most up to date and current version of the Early Help Assessment (EHA). CAMHS require a copy of the current and up to date version of the EHA or TAF minutes dated within the past 6 months. Alternatively, if your child has an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), we will need the current copy of this document.
- Evidence that you (parents/carers) have engaged with an evidence-based parenting course (e.g. Incredible Years) or have worked with a family support worker to support with managing behaviour at home (with in the last three years)
- Information from your child’s school to evidence that they have been supporting them to try to manage their symptoms. This is best captured by school using a graduated response, following a clear cycle of “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”.
- We will send you a document called “Developmental History” to be completed about your child’s development. (upload the word document)
Referrals for primary age children should be made to Cambridgeshire Community Service's community paediatricians.
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
All referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) should be made to YOUnited. Please visit the YOUnited section above.
Referrals to CASUS - Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service
- CASUS community referral form 2023.docx [docx] 194KB
- CASUS YJS referral form 2023.docx [docx] 196KB
- CASUS Cosup referral form.docx 196KB
If a young person is in mental health crisis contact CPFT’s First Response Service by calling NHS 111 (and selecting the mental health option).
Clinicians and administration staff are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Contact number and e-mail for professionals only for discussion and consultation of non-crisis referrals: 0300 3000 830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep your Head
Keep Your Head website brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults across CambridgeshireandPeterborough. Please follow this link.
CPFT and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to support and engage with primary care. This will help to improve communications, reduce duplication and improve efficiency. In this link you will find the CCG weekly GP newsletter that is sent to all practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which includes all primary-care relating information for the local system. Please follow this link.
Symptoms and conditions
See information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists