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Choice of NHS and private healthcare services

Residents living in the Cambridge area have access to excellent healthcare services. In addition to the NHS hospitals on the Campus (Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital),  there are two private hospitals in Cambridge. Papworth Hospital is due to relocate to the Campus in 2015.


NHS Cambridgeshire is the organisation responsible for commissioning health services from providers such as GPs, dentists, optometrists, community pharmacists, hospitals and mental health trusts. From April 2013, Clinical Commissioning group (CCGs) will take over the responsibility from Primary Trust Care Trusts (PCTs) for commissioning health services across the country. The CCG will be a very different organisation to the PCT. The main difference being that it is led by clinicians at every level, rather than being led by NHS Managers. GP practices ‘own’ the organisation and clinicians will be in charge of budgets that were previously held by the PCT. This means that decision making will be shifted closer to the patient, with the LCGs enabled to make local change happen. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG began working in shadow form on 1 April 2012. NHS Cambridgeshire and NHS Peterborough are working closely with the shadow CCG to support it through this year of transition. Subject to authorisation from the NHS Commissioning Board, the CCG for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be in place and fully operational by 1st April 2013. It will be one of the largest CCGs in the country. Every practice across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is now a member of one of the eight Local Commissioning Groups (LCGs), which are groups of GP practices that have come together to commission health services for the populations they serve.
NHS HospitalsAddenbrooke's Hospital
The regional general hospital for the Cambridge area

Papworth Hospital
The UK’s largest provider of specialised heart and lung services

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
Provides health care for the people of Huntingdonshire and surrounding areas.

Rosie Hospital
Maternity hospital for the Cambridge sub-region

Maternity Unit at Hinchingbrooke NHS Trust
Maternity hospital for Huntingdonshire and surrounding areas.
Private hospitalsThe Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Specialises in cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery.

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
Offers a wide range of medical and surgical services and attracts many of Cambridge’s leading surgeons and physicians.

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