Hospitals NHS Trust and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged to become North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Staff across both organisations have been working closely together for some time leading up to the formal merger.
Last week also saw a number of changes to the way mental health services are delivered across Cumbria. Mental health and learning disability services currently delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) transferred to two large mental health providers. In north Cumbria services transferred to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and in south Cumbria they transfered to Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT).