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Care Quality Commissioned Care Homes  

There are 338 CQC (Care Quality Commissioned) Care Homes that can be found in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  These include CQC Care Homes with Nursing, CQC Care only homes and CQC Non-residential Homes.  

We employ approximately 19,900 staff across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and we have a wide variety of roles ranging from:  

  • Managers  
  • Professionals: Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers  
  • Direct Care workers: Care Worker, Senior Care Worker, Support and Outreach workers  
  • And many others such as administration staff  

Care homes are supported by a multi-professional team to provide more care in the community.  


Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, and with excellent staff survey results over multiple years, the Trust provides a variety of innovative services across the East of England.  In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough this includes:  

  • A range of children’s services to children, young people and families 
  • The School ageimmunisation programme 
  • iCaSH: Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Services  
  • Community-based dental healthcare services 
  • Dynamic health musculoskeletal services and pelvic health physiotherapy services
  • Neuro-rehabilitation services including the Oliver Zangwill Centre (Cambridgeshire)

East of England Ambulance Service Trust 

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) Trust provides accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport in Cambridgeshire, as well as Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also provide non-emergency patient transport services for patients needing non-emergency transport to and from hospital, treatment centres and other similar facilities, and who can’t travel unaided because of their medical condition or frailty.   

EEAST employs over 4,000 staff in the East of England in a variety of different clinical and non-clinical roles from call handlers, Emergency Medical technicians (EMT), paramedics to Critical Care Paramedics. In Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, there is a training centre at Newmarket, and in Melbourn the Headquarters for EEAST is based Melbourn is also where our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) that covers the region is based. We have multiple ambulance stations from Peterborough, Cambridge to Ely.


In addition to the end-of-life care delivered Hospices also provide support and care for those living with advanced serious illness and other life-limiting conditions. In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, we have three Hospices: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge, Sue Ryder in Peterborough and East Anglia Children’s Hospices located in Milton, Cambridge. Collectively we employ over 450 staff from healthcare assistants to music therapists, and consultants to social workers. We also rely on over 650 volunteers, who donate their time in a variety of roles ranging from helping on reception to gardening, and providing patient transport to serving meals to patients on our wards.

Primary Care   

There are 88 GP Surgeries in which we employ over 3000 staff in various different roles from Doctors, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners such as Paramedics, Clinical Pharmacists and First Contact Physiotherapist, Allied Health Professionals including Social Prescribing Link Workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches, Administrative and support and many more roles and some surgeries have ‘in house’ pharmacies. We treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospital for urgent and specialist treatment or community health if needed.  

GP Practices are also supported by: 

  • GP Hubs who offer an extended hours service that was introduced to ensure patients who could not get to their GP Surgery during the day due to work or other commitments could access routine care on evenings and weekends. It also provides additional appointments to manage the increasing level of demand for healthcare.  
  • Home Visiting Services which have been put into place to provide timely care for their registered housebound patients.  GP Surgeries can refer to their patients to us and one of our Health Care Assistants will go to a patient’s home to carry out basic procedures such as blood tests and blood pressure checks and urine screening.

Acute Care Hospitals

There are three Acute Care Hospitals Trusts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough these are: Cambridge University Hospital (CUH also known as Addenbrookes); North West Anglia Foundation Trust (includes Hinchinbrook Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford & Rutland Hospital) and the Royal Papworth Hospital.  

Across the Hospitals we employ over 20,500 staff in both clinical and non-clinical roles, and we offer a wide variety of roles, development and training. Each hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. 

  • The Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, and are based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
  • North West Anglia Foundation Trust runs three busy hospitals – Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital, all offering a wide variety of acute services.
  • Cambridge University Hospital is a family of hospitals for our community comprising Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, providing emergency, medical and surgical care – locally, regionally and nationally. It provides leading national centre for specialist treatments in organ transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. Cambridge University Hospital is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as well as being a teaching hospital.

Mental Health Services   

Mental Health Services are provided by the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT). The team cover a variety of areas including the community and inpatient settings, which are located across Cambridgeshire including Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Fenland. The mental health teams includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Nursing Associates, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Support Time Recovery Workers and Healthcare Assistants  with the aim of trying and help people recover or live with their illness in the most positive way possible. 

Minor Injuries Units  

There are three Minor Injuries Units (MIU) located in the area and these include, Doddington, Ely, and Wisbech. MIU’s provide care and treatment for patients whose minor injuries or illness is not severe enough to go to accident and emergency. The Staff working across the units range from Nurse / Paramedic Practitioners, Health Care Assistants and Admin staff. All three units have support from X-ray / radiographers on site. Each unit has a variety of roles and opportunities available.