CPFT team in national spotlight

Primary Care Mental Health Service features in NHS Long-Term Plan

CPFT team in national spotlight
27 February 2019

CPFT’s Primary Care Mental Health Service has featured as a special case study in the NHS Long-Term Plan.

NHS England approached the team after seeing the service’s positive evaluation report published just before Christmas. The service was asked to provide some background about how the service works, along with patient and GP feedback for the case study, which is now live on the NHS Long-Term website here.

Service Manager Ree Wood said: “We were delighted to have been approached to feature in the plan – it’s testament to the hard work put in by our staff to get this new service embedded in local GP practices. Well done to everyone who has supported the service – it’s fantastic we are now in the national spotlight.”

Covering all GP surgeries in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the Primary Care Mental Health Service ensures patients can access prompt advice and support for both their mental and physical health needs in a familiar community setting. The integrated nature of the service sees GPs, specialist mental health practitioners, recovery coaches, peer support, social care and third sector staff working in partnership to provide overall care for the patient. The service was launched fully in December 2017 and focuses on people aged 17 to 65 with mental ill-health. The patient meets Primary Care Mental Health Service staff in his or her local GP surgery, meaning they are in a familiar environment and travel is reduced.

More information about the service can be found here.

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

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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