About us

We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, our staff and members, to support and empower them to lead a fulfilling life.

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. Together with global, national and local partners we conduct high-quality and ground-breaking research into mental and physical health and support innovation to improve patient care.

We are a health and social care organisation and have clinical teams providing different services in inpatient, community and primary care settings. Services include:

  • 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 a population of just under a million people and employ nearly 4,000 staff. Our biggest bases are at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, and Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, but our staff are based in more than 50 locations. For more details on the services we provide please click here.  

Please see the further information at the bottom of the page to read a copy of our three-year Trust Strategy.

As a Foundation Trust, CPFT has a membership made up of members of the public, service users and staff. Being a member gives you the opportunity to have your say on how your health service is run. To find out more about how you can help to shape our services please click here.

CPFT became a smoke-free Trust on 1 October 2017. More information is here.
CPFT is supported by Head to Toe Charity. For more information about the charity please click here.

Our statement of purpose

CPFT strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, our staff and members, to support and empower them to lead a fulfilling life.

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

Research at CPFT

We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners working collaboratively with the University of Cambridge Clinical School. For more information on our research programmes please click here.

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 is one of 13 new CLAHRC collaborations working with the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire and a consortium of NHS and Social Service organisations who have committed matched funding. If you would like more information about the CLAHRC East of England please visit: www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk

Privacy notice for service users

Find out why we collect information about our patients and how we use this information in the 'Further Information' section below.

Gender pay gap report

Our gender pay gap report can be found on the Government website by clicking here. More details can also be found on the document in the 'Further Information' section below.

Modern Slavery Act Statement 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery. A copy of the Trust's statement can be found in the 'Further Information' section below.

Eliminating mixed sex accommodation 

For a summary of our Trust's position against the standards please click here.



The page was last updated on 14 December 2020 by aburrows.

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

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