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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Accommodation Policy (Review date extended to 31st August 2022) Details

Description

The aim of the Accommodation Policy is to provide clarity in respect of the accommodation services provided by the Trust.
Asbestos Management Policy Details

Description

The objective of this policy is to give clear guidance on legislative and national duties that the Trust must comply with to safely identify and manage any asbestos within Trust premises.
Building Ventilation Systems Policy Details

Description

This policy sets out the detailed requirements for the design, maintenance and safe operation of all air conditioning and ventilation systems serviced by North Cumbria Integrated Care, NHS Foundation Trust’s Estates Department. The air conditioning and ventilation plants will be maintained so that they do not present either a physical risk to persons in the vicinity of the plant or a statutory compliance risk to the Trust
Car Parking Policy Details

Description

This purpose of this policy is to create a robust structure, systems and processes that will enable the effective management of car parking provision for patients, visitors and staff to the Trust
Cleaning Policy Details

Description

The policy embraces all cleaning activities within the Trust.
Confined Space Working Policy Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to safeguard all persons working within or visiting Trust premises against the hazards and risks associated with all tasks requiring a Permit to Work.
Control of Contractors Engaged in Construction and Engineering Works Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to ensure that all Contractors engaged in Building and Engineering works are effectively engaged, co-ordinated and managed to ensure the activities of the Contractor and their Sub-Contractors minimises all risks to patients, employees and members of the public.
Disposal or Condemnation of Assets or Stock Policy and Procedure Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to set out the procedures to be followed with respect to the sale, loss, destruction, condemning, scrapping or transfer within the Trust of assets, inventory and stocks.
Electrical Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy relates to correct management of all electrical systems owned and operated by the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Environmental and Oil Storage Policy Details

Description

The policy covers environmental management on all Trust occupied premises and by all Trust employees.
Food Safety Policy Details

Description

This policy identifies the requirements of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust to achieve compliance and ensure that all patient food services (conventional and regenerated) are patient focused and delivered cost efficient to a high standard.
Gas Safety Policy for Fixed Gas Installations Details

Description

This policy provides how the Trust intends its managers and staff to manage the safe operation of gas fired systems within the Trust’s properties and consequently discharge its duty in law as far as is reasonably practicable.
Lift Maintenance and Management Policy Details

Description

The aim of this policy is to set a framework such that the lifts under the control of the Trust are routinely checked and maintained.
Medical Device Training Policy Details

Description

This policy sets out the arrangements across North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) to ensure that all staff members using diagnostic and therapeutic medical device equipment are suitably trained and competent to do so.
Medical Devices Management Policy and Procedures Details

Description

This document outlines all of those activities associated with a systematic approach to the purchasing, deployment, maintenance, repair and disposal of Medical Devices.
Medical Gas and Medical Pipeline System Policy Details

Description

This policy outlines the systems, roles and responsibilities and the training required to ensure the safe and effective operational management of the MGPSs in the Trust. The policy also covers the safe and effective use of medical gas cylinders in the Trust.
Music Licence Policy Details

Description

The purpose of this policy is to set out procedures and processes for the application and management of Music Licences for the Trust
Pest Control Procedure and Policy Details

Description

This policy will ensure that all preventative measures are undertaken within Trust premises concerning pest infestation.
Pressure Systems Policy Details

Description

This policy provides how Trust managers and staff are to manage the safe operation of pressure systems in Trust properties.
Protected Mealtimes Policy Details

Description

The Protected Mealtimes Policy for inpatients is to protect mealtimes from unnecessary and avoidable interruptions.
Safe Water Policy Details

Description

This policy has been produced to ensure that there is correct management of water in premises owned and operated by North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT.
Waste Management Policy and Procedure Details

Description

This policy and Procedure is to protect the Health and Safety of staff, patients, visitors and the general public, and to care for the general environment from hazards associated with healthcare waste.
Working at Heights Policy Details

Description

This policy sets out how North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust (NCIC) and will effectively maintain its property portfolio and discharge its legal duties in safely managing work at heights.