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

Communications Department

Parkhouse 
Kingstown
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 4BZ

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Accident and Emergency (AE) Datasets – Symphony Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to detail the datasets which the Trust must capture in order to monitor A&E performance through NHS (NHSI) monthly data returns, including the national Constitutional standard and the role of Symphony in assisting with this process.
Clinical Coding Policy Details

Description

This policy promotes good practice and uniformity of information during the clinical coding process at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and supports our statutory duties as sett in the NHS Constitution.
Confidentiality Policy Details

Description

This policy applies to all personal identifiable information whether handwritten (paper records), computerised, visually or audio recorded.
Cyber Security Encryption Policy Details

Description

Data Protection Policy Details

Description

This policy will ensure that all information used by the organisation is compliant with relevant General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection legislation, including information systems (i.e. information assets).
Data Quality Policy Details

Description

The policy provides staff with clear guidance as to their roles and responsibilities in respect of data quality.
Extended Rights Policy Details

Description

This policy provides the policy requirements indicating how these extended rights will be managed across the board including those organisations that have a contract with the Trust for information Governance (IG) services.
Forensic Readiness Policy Details

Description

This Policy provides guidance on how to deal with the gathering, interpretation and preservation of digital evidence.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 Policy Details

Description

This Policy outlines good practice and identifies the responsibilities of Trust staff in terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Health Records Policy Details

Description

The Health Records Policy describes the process for managing the risks associated with clinical records in all media, including the responsibilities of individual staff groups, the process for creating, retrieving and tracking records the retention and disposal of records and the process for monitoring the effectiveness of the policy.
Information Governance Strategic Framework 2020 2021 Details

Description

This framework sets out the Trusts Strategic Management Framework.
Information and Cyber Security Acceptable Use Policy Details

Description

This policy has been developed to assist users in understanding what constitutes prohibited behaviour when using Trust information processing facilities to ensure that the same standard is used throughout the Trust.
Information Cyber Security Policy Details

Description

This policy defines the overarching Information & Cyber Security Policy of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC).
Information Governance Policy Details

Description

This policy outlines arrangements required to successfully implement and maintain Information Governance standards and relationships with other areas
Information Risk Policy Details

Description

This policy is for identifying the actions required to be taken, and the accountability and responsibility arrangements, for information risk identification and management.
Information Security for Starters Movers and Leavers Policy Details

Description

This policy is to provide digital access management services to Employees, and applies to Employees moving internally within the Trust.
Information Sharing (Disclosure) Policy Details

Description

This policy covers the issues of confidentiality and security relating to the transfer, disclosure / sharing of information. It is essential that transfers meet legal and ethical standards demanded.
Mobile Computing Remote Access Policy Details

Description

This policy provides direction on the use and care of mobile and hand held computing devices used throughout North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC).
Network Cyber Security Policy Details

Description

This policy and the policies associated with this document provide a clear statement of the Trusts’ commitment to protect all physical and cyber information assets from threats internal and external, intentional or accidental.
New Safe Haven and Effective Anonymisation Policy Details

Description

This policy covers the issues of confidentiality and security relating to the transfer, disclosure / sharing of information.
Print Policy Details

Description

This print policy applies to all staff employed by the Trust including contractors, volunteers and temporary staff who requiring print, scan, photocopy and fax functions whilst working on Trust sites.
Procurement of Systems and Services Governance Framework Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to provide a Governance Framework for use during the procurement of Systems and Services.