The Trust provides a wide range of policies to support staff in their everyday lives which set out the necessary guidance for decision making and the associated processes.

At NCIC, everyone is equal. We recognise the need to tackle discrimination and promote equality. We do everything we can to ensure all our policies:

  • do not discriminate
  • promote equality
  • address the diverse needs of individuals
  • ensure human rights are upheld
  • ensure fair treatment
  • protect dignity

Policy templates and guidance document (only available to staff)

This document includes:

  • policy templates
  • guidance on how to use the policy template
  • details of policy approval routes
  • policy approval flowchart
  • top Tips for Policy Authors
  • FAQs

Please note that the information in italics in the policy template is for author guidance only and should be removed once you have completed the information.

If you're unsure of the process to follow within any policy, 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 policyhelpdesk@ncic.nhs.uk

If you require written communication e.g. appointment letters, clinic outcome letters, including any of our publications, to be translated into another language or format, such as Braille, large print or audio, contact:

Patient Experience Team by emailing interpreters@ncic.nhs.uk

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Building and Estate Security Policy Details

Description

The policy aims to provide guidance to managers and staff to the Trust’s policy for the management of security in Trust premises and the steps to take to reduce security risks in the workplace or Community.
Closed Circuit Television Policy (CCTV) Details

Description

The purpose of this Policy is to regulate the management, operation, and use of the closed circuit television (CCTV) systems covering North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) premises.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to prevent, or adequately control, exposure to substances hazardous to health so as to prevent ill health.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to comply with the legal requirements imposed by Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.
Driving at Work Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to keep staff / patients safe whilst driving.
Employers Procedure- Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IR(ME)R 17) Details

Description

This document outlines the employer’s procedures required under the Ionising radiation (medical exposure) regulations 2017 (IR(ME)R 17). These regulations apply specifically to patient benefit or harm during the medical use of ionising radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Fire Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy has been developed to enable the Trust to execute and embed the principles of Fire Safety Management.
First Aid at Work Policy Details

Description

To inform all managers and staff of their responsibilities under the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981.
Glove Selection Policy Details

Description

This policy aims to ensure that the purchase, selection and usage of gloves complies with all relevant legislative requirements and follows available expert guidance from the fields of occupational health and IPC.
Health and Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy is to help prevent accidents, injury and work related ill-health from occurring.
Latex Policy Details

Description

This policy is to ensure safe treatment for patients and a safe environment for staff by reducing the risk of exposure of sensitized individuals to natural rubber latex
Lockdown Policy Details

Description

Lockdown is the process of controlling the movement and access – both entry and exit – of people.
Lone Working Policy Details

Description

This policy will apply to all disciplines, including domestic, ancillary and clerical staff, working within the Trust, whether in inpatient, residential or community settings.
Moving and Handling of People and Inanimate Loads Policy Details

Description

This policy aims to eliminate the need for hazardous manual handling activities that pose a risk to both patients and staff by providing a strategy to reduce the incidence of patient harm and work related musculoskeletal injury and occupational ill health for all its employees.
Radiation Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy is to ensure the health and safety of staff, patients or members of the general public at risk from ionising or non-ionising radiations.
Sharps Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy identifies management and staff responsibilities in relation to the safe selection, handling and disposal of sharps.
Slips Trips and Falls Policy Details

Description

The aim of the policy is to reduce, as far as is reasonably practicable, the incidence of inpatient falls and fall related injuries across the Trust and provide instruction and guidance to all staff on how to manage inpatient slips, trips and falls across North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Suspect Package and Bomb Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to outline the complexities that the Trust would face on receipt of a suspect package or contaminated package and provide a systematic guidance on how to manage such an incident.