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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Acute Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings (Including SARS-COV-2) Policy Details

Description

This policy describes the measures to be taken in order to detect and manage seasonal respiratory infections including influenza and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-COV-2.
Aspergillosis Policy Details

Description

The purpose of this Policy is to indicate the measures that must be taken to reduce the risk of Nosocomial Aspergillosis to vulnerable patients during building work.
Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae CPE Policy Details

Description

This policy outlines the measures that all Trust staff will adhere to in order to prevent and control the spread of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) within our hospitals.
Cleaning and Decontamination of Health Care Equipment Policy Details

Description

The overall aim of this policy is to ensure that all North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) staff are aware of the practices to prevent and control the spread of infection by the provision of robust cleaning and decontamination procedures in all care settings.
Clostridium Difficile Management, Prevention and Control Details

Description

This policy addresses the measures that all Trust staff must adhere to in order to prevent, manage and control the spread of Clostridium difficile.
Glycopeptide-Resistant Enterococci Policy (GRE) Management in Hospital Settings Details

Description

This policy outlines the measures that all North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust (NCIC) staff will adhere to in order to prevent and control the spread of Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci (GRE).
Hand Hygiene Policy Details

Description

This policy emphasises the role of effective hand decontamination in the management and prevention of infections in clinical and community healthcare settings.
HIV Employment Screening Policy Details

Description

The Trust is committed to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of its employees, patients and the public concerning HIV.
Ice Machine and Water Cooler Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to provide clear guidance for staff on the use of ice and water from ice making machines and water coolers within North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) hospital sites.
Immunisation of Staff Policy Details

Description

This policy summarises the immunisation requirements of staff at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Infection Control of Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease and Related Disorders in the Healthcare Setting Details

Description

This policy describes the infection prevention and control measures that need to be taken in order to minimise the risk of transmission of prions from patients with or at increased risk of Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD) or variant Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (vCJD).
Infection Prevention and Control Policy for the Admission, Transfer and Discharge of hospital In-Patients Details

Description

This policy addresses the infection prevention and control issues associated with the admission, transfer and discharge of NCIC hospital in-patients (including community hospitals) known to have or be at risk from having a hazardous infectious condition.
Infection Prevention Control Standard Precautions Policy Details

Description

This policy defines the arrangements in place for preventing Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).
Linen and Laundry Policy Details

Description

This policy has been developed to give clear guidance to staff in relation to the storage and handling of linen. This includes safe disposal of used linen.
Management of the Deteriorating Patient in Adults Policy Details

Description

This policy has been produced in order to provide Trust-wide best practice guidance to health care professionals involved in the care of patients at risk of deteriorating and management of the deteriorating patient.
MRSA Screening, Prevention and Management Policy Details

Description

This policy addresses the measures that all Trust staff will adhere to in order to ensure a robust Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening programme is in place and the practices to be implemented to prevent the spread of MRSA.
Norovirus Policy Details

Description

This policy is to outline the required measures to be undertaken by all NCIC staff so as to reduce the risk of Norovirus outbreaks occurring and should an outbreak occur, those measures required to minimise the impact of the outbreak.
Outbreak Policy Details

Description

This policy describes procedures for identifying and managing outbreaks of infection within all NCIC care settings, including major outbreaks where external support is required.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Management Policy Details

Description

This policy supplements the Public Health England (PHE) Guidelines on the management of Pertussis and the HM Government guidelines for control of infection within Prisons. It seeks to provide additional specific guidance for minimising the risk of Pertussis in the healthcare settings within the Trust
Policy for Aseptic Non Touch Technique Details

Description

This policy aims to explain Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT) and support staff in deliverance and monitoring.
Preventing the Transmission of Infection from the Deceased Patient Policy Details

Description

This policy details the infection prevention and control issues associated with care and management of deceased patients within the Trust.
Recognition and Management of Sepsis in Adults Policy Details

Description

This policy has been produced in order to provide Trust-wide best practice guidance to health care professionals involved in the care of patients presenting with sepsis or suspected sepsis.
Streptococcal Infection (Group A) Policy Details

Description

This policy outlines the measures that must be adhered to when managing patients or staff members with a suspected Group A Streptococcal (GAS) or Invasive Group A Streptococcal (iGAS) infection.
Tuberculosis, Prevention and Control Policy Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to outline the infection prevention and control measures required to minimise the risk of mycobacterium tuberculosis spreading to patients and staff in the healthcare setting.
Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Policy for Patient Management Details

Description

This policy outlines the NCIC NHS Foundation Trust’s response to dealing with a suspected or confirmed case of the Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF).