Policy Documents

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

  • The policies for Cumbria Partnership and North Cumbria University Hospitals are being reviewed to align them during 2018/Spring 2019.  For some of these, it has been agreed to extend their formal review date, as they have been assessed as still safe and legal for staff to follow until their alignment.  
  • Policy management arrangements are also being reviewed as part of the integration of Support Services across Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.  We are transitioning to common arrangements, with documents, templates, guidance and approval routes under development. 
  • The policy to support policy management is currently being developed. 

For Policy Templates and Guidance click here - 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.

Policies Search - Due to the discontinuation of Google Site Search the policies search box has been removed.

Policy Help

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 policyhelpdesk@cumbria.nhs.uk or 01228 602029.

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
Voreda,
Portland Place, 
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 7QQ