The Trust's policies and procedures relate to its operation, staff, facilities, health and safety, risk management and services provided to patients

Policies formerly in place within Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust (NCUH) which are relevant to North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) have been adopted by NCIC. 

As part of the merger process, all policies have been reviewed and ‘rebranded’ as NCIC policies or are going through that process.  Policies currently under review, and signposting on who to contact for advice in the event of queries, are noted in the policy details section.

Policy Templates and Guidance Document (only available to staff)

This includes policy templates with guidance to complete them, details of policy approval routes plus FAQs.

Please note that the information in italics in the policy template is for author guidance and should be removed on completion of the appropriate information.

Please note that the Policy Author Checklist must be completed for each policy document and submitted as part of the approvals process.

If you are unsure of the process to follow within any policy, you should initially speak to your line manager, before contacting the policy author or accountable director.

If you are unsure of the arrangements for managing policies, email the policy help desk on

If you require written communication, including any of our publications, to be translated into another language or format, such as Braille, large print or audio, contact:

Communications Department
Portland Place
CA11 7Q

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