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About us 

Quality is at the heart of all we do and we are proud to provide high quality services that enable people to live healthier lives and receive care closer to home. You can find out more about our vision, values and objectives here.

We provide the following extensive portfolio of services (for access to more information visit our home page): 

  • a range of children’s services to children, young people and families (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Waveney; as well as Peterborough in partnership with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Bedfordshire Community Health services for the residents of Bedfordshire (provided in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Children and Adults’ community health services for the residents of Luton
  • Dental HealthCare services (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk)
  • DynamicHealth specialist and musculoskeletal physiotherapy services (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)
  • iCaSH: integrated Contraception and Sexual Health services (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk and Peterborough)
  • Neuro-therapy services in Bedfordshire

We believe that community based health services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health

 Map of our service locations

The populations we serve are approximately:

Milton Keynes  264,479



Below are some of our key milestones

  • 1873 - North Cambs Hospital opens – meaning this year (2023) it’s celebrating its 150th birthday. When it opened it could care for 26 inpatients. It went onto open an outpatients department in 1904. This hospital site, now managed by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, brings together NHS providers from across the area to provide services for the local population.
  • 1884 - Creation of Brookfields Community Hospital on Mill Road in Cambridge. The hospital started its life as the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Hospital. It was later renamed the Cambridge Borough Isolation Hospital and became Brookfields Hospital in 1947.
  • 1953 - The Friends of North Cambs Hospital group is formed – meaning it celebrates its 70th birthday in 2023.
  • 1939 – The Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely first opens. At this stage it is an RAF hospital, known as the Royal Air Force Hospital Ely, treating those injured in the Second World War. It gained its Princess of Wales name in 1987 following a visit by Diana Princess of Wales. In 1993 it became a community hospital following a community campaign, as a result of RAF proposals to close it. It is now managed by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, with various NHS providers from across the area providing services for the local population.
  • 1996 - Opening of the Oliver Zangwill Centre, which provided specialist neuro-rehabilitation in Ely and was known nationally for the quality of its work. It was named after Cambridge Professor and Neuropsychologist Oliver Zangwill. The centre closed in 2022.
  • 2000 - Dental access centres opened. These are now run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • 2001 - Self-referral for physiotherapy introduced. This is now run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • 2005 – The Huntingdonshire children’s charity Dreamdrops is formed. Initially the charity supported the Holly ward and Special Care Baby Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and community health services. It now focuses entirely on its community work.
  • 2007 - Opening of the Oak Tree Centre - a multi organisational health and care facility in Huntingdon, serving some of the area's most deprived communities. It was opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex.
  • 2010 – Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is created as part of a drive to improve the quality of community services across the country.
  • 2013 - Ultrasound scanning to support patients using intrauterine devices was launched by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • 2014 - Establishment of the Diana children's nursing team, providing palliative care services for children.
  • 2016 - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough took part in the HPV vaccination MSM pilot. This has since been introduced as a routine service by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • 2017 - Online testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was launched by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • 2018 - The iCaSH service run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust participated in the PrEP Impact Trial, for people at high risk of acquiring HIV. The programme is now offered as a routine part of the iCaSH service.
  • 2019 – The Care Quality Commission rates Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust as Outstanding, praising its “excellent care and treatment, particularly in its community sexual health services”.
  • 2020 - Creation of mental health support teams in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough schools.
  • 2021 - The first large-scale Covid vaccination centres in Cambridge and Peterborough were launched by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. More centres were subsequently rolled out in the coming weeks.
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