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Huntingdon, Fenland and Peterborough

On this page you will find local contact information about falls prevention, JET, social services, community respiratory team, breathe easy groups, mental health, community geriatrician, RADAR admissions avoidance, neighbourhood teams, help at home, health and wellbeing network, ambulatory care, step up beds, Carers' Trust, reablement, admissions avoidance team, SAFE and Home Instead.
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Ambulatory Care – Peterborough City Hospital

For patients who don’t need to be admitted, to receive the treatment they need. 
Telephone:  01733 677779 
Open 8am to 9pm – 7 days a week.
For more information have a look at their website.

Falls Prevention Huntingdon and Peterborough

Telephone:  0333 005 0093
For patients who are over the age of 55 years who have a history of falling or a fear of falling: eh.changepointcambs@nhs.net  please use this form. Self-referrals accepted.

For patients who are not independent with activities of daily living, refer to:
CPM-tr.CommunityRehabhunts@nhs.net for Hunts practices.

CPM-tr.CommunityRehabECF@nhs.net for East Cambs and Fenland practices.


  • Falls Multi Factor Risk Assessments to identify risks
  • Falls Action Plans to help reduce risk of future falls .
  • Personalised evidence-based home Strength and Balance programmes
  • 26 weeks of 1:1 support.
  • Signposting to other services and community exercise classes.
Self-referrals accepted.
  • Tel. 01733 894540
  • Healthy.peterborough@nhs.net 

For patients who are not independent with activities of daily living -  refer to: CPM-tr.CommunityRehabpeterborough@nhs.net.

Silver Phone – Acute Geriatrician line

Telephone:  01733 678715 
The phone is staffed from 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday. 
Calls accepted from all health professionals including care homes.


Telephone:  0300 123 9996 
Urgent two or four hour response service that supports people over the age of 18 with long-term conditions, in their home environment, when they become very unwell and need urgent care, but do not need to go to hospital. 
Have a look at this leaflet for more information.
7am – 8pm Monday to Sunday.

Social Services 

Emergency Duty Team – OOH – Adults / Children:
Telephone - 01733 234724

Adult Social Care Peterborough:
Telephone - 01733 747474

Adult Social Care Huntingdon:
Telephone - 0345 045 5202

Children/Young People Social Care:
Telephone - 01733 864170 or 01733 864180

Community Respiratory Teams

  • Huntingdon,
  • Fenland
  • Peterborough
  • South & Central Cambridgeshire 

Tel: 0330 726 0077
Email: cpm-tr.communityrespteam@nhs.net   

Our working hours are from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Community Respiratory Service referral Form

Community Respiratory Team referral info

Community Respiratory Support Team - flyer


Older People’s Mental Health Service

Referrals can be from any health care professional, though it is usually GPs or with their support. 

Criteria – any mental health related concern – could range from memory to hallucinations for a patient registered at a GP Practice within the Cambs, P'boro, Hunts or Ely / Fens region.

We handle routine and high risk referrals (5 day referrals). Referrals of a more urgent nature would go directly to FRS from GP or concerned party.

Prism (under 65s) also offer a patient self refer process through their website.

Telephone: 01480 420178
GP referrals - cpm-tr.opmhreferrals@nhs.net

Under 65s - through Prism - 01733 748 777

NHS 111 option 2

The extension of the NHS  111 service enables callers  who are experiencing a mental health crisis to  dial the NHS urgent medical advice number, and by choosing ‘option 2’ will be put through to a member of CPFT’s new First Response Service.

Specially-trained mental health staff will speak to callers and discuss with them their mental health care needs – instead of them having to go to accident and emergency departments of local acute hospitals.

Not available when calling from Wisbech – mental health crisis is triaged as per 111 calls.

Community Geriatrician

Ruiz-Mendoza, Eladia. Email: 

Ely – Dr. Rhian Simpson
Works on inpatient units Lord Byron B at Brookfields in Cambridge and Welney Ward at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely. Community sessions supporting the Isle of Ely Neighbourhood Team staff and GP practices. Outpatient clinic at The Princess of Wales and can see patients in their homes, including care homes if appropriate.
Telephone: 07790 572459. Sec: 01353 772532 (Debbie Bovelle).
Email: rhian.simpson@nhs.net
Working days Tuedays (am) to Friday or telephone for advice.

Neighbourhood teams

Neighbourhood teams (NTs) are the physical and mental health care hub of the local community for over 65-year olds and adults requiring community services. 
They work closely with GPs, primary care, social care and the third and independent sector to provide joined-up responsive, expert care and treatment.
Telephone: 0330 726 0077
Option 2 for Huntingdon area
Option 4 for Peterborough area
Option 3 for Ely and Fenland area

8am – 8pm - 365 days a year, from 01/12/2017
Community matron, district nurses, integrated care workers, mental health nurses, OT, physio, MDT co-ordinator.

Help at Home 

Referrals are taken by telephone on the following numbers depending on where the patient lives:
East Cambs: 01353 772169
Hunts and Fenland: 01354 669413
South Cambs and Cambridge City: 01223 714433

Care Network's Help at Home volunteers offer free help to:

  • Patients who may be able to avoid a hospital admission with some practical help in the home.
  • Patients returning home after a hospital stay needing help to settle back home.
  • Patients who need help with one-off tasks to help them remain independent at home.

All volunteers are police checked and trained and carry an identification badge. Help is usually offered for up to three weeks and depends on individual need, but can involve shopping, collecting prescriptions, monitoring health, and linking with other services (meals on wheels).

The service covers the whole of Cambridgeshire. 

Health and Wellbeing Network Cambridgeshire

The Health and Wellbeing Network aims to facilitate collaborative working across Cambridgeshire charity organisations and promote access into the wide range of interventions that the third sector offers.
Telephone: 0300 666 0142 or visit their website.

Peterborough CVS

Telephone: 01733 342683
Aims to facilitate collaborative working across charity and voluntary organisations in Peterborough.

Rehabilitation beds - City Care Centre 

In the first instance a phone call to the ward will establish if a bed is available or when one may be available.
Provides access for patients needing health support but don’t need an acute bed. Admissions available 7 days a week.
Telephone:  01733 776224.

Rehabilitation beds - Trafford Ward, North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech

In the first instance a phone call to the ward will establish if a bed is available or when one may be available. Referrals are accepted from GPs, JET and Neighbourhood Teams.  Criteria for referral require that the patient should be medically fit for rehabilitation with no requirement for acute medical input. Blood results and a recent medical review are also required.
Telephone: 01945 488051
Email referral to CPM-tr.traffordward@nhs.net

Carers Trust Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Telephone: 01733 645234
Email: carers@carerstrustpeterborough.org 

Telephone: 01480 499090
Telephone: 0345 241 0954
Email: care@carerstrustcambridgeshire.org

Provides support to carers, including emergency support.  Fully CQC compliant.  All referrals, including self referral welcome.  



Telephone: 01733 747474 
Duty: 01773 234724 evenings and weekends.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
The Reablement team provides a person centred support service to people living in their own homes in Peterborough. The focus of the work is a short term, intensive support to help people recover their independence, usually following periods of illness and/or hospitalisation. Support is generally provided for a period of up to six weeks.

Reablement North
Telephone:  01480 363750

  • Huntingdonshire
  • Cambourne
  • March

Reablement North also covers Fenland

Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm.

Home Instead 

Peterborough, Oundle and the Deepings

They provide quality home care services to older people in their own homes, where they are most happy and comfortable. Their care is personalised, tailored to meet the needs of their clients, they visit when their clients want them to, at a time that is convenient to them. 
Find out the services they provide.

The Peterborough office offers home care to the following areas:

  • Peterborough
  • Peterborough Villages
  • Oundle
  • Market Deeping
  • Ramsey
  • Yaxley
  • Thorney
  • Eye
  • Crowland
  • Whittlesey
  • Wittering
  • Kings Cliffe
  • St. Ives via Cambridge office - 01480 495834

Please call the office on 01733 333342 if you would like to discuss service in your location.
The Cambridge office offers home care to St Ives, please call 01480 495834 if you would like to discuss service in your location.

Breathe Easy Groups

  • Breathe Easy Peterborough
  • Breathe for Life Huntingdon
  • Breathe Easy Ely
  • Breathe Easy March and Fenland
  • Breathe Easy Wisbech 


Contact details can be found on the British Lung Foundation website for each group.