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NORTH CUMBRIA Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

NCIC interacts with partners and the broader community to combine health and care for patients as an integrated care organisation.

The former Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust collaborated with partners in the larger North Cumbria Health and Care System to become one of the first 14 areas in the country to be confirmed as an Integrated Care System before the formation of the Trust on October 1, 2019.


NCIC, which is now a single Trust, wants to get more active in the community, not merely to care for individuals but also to improve their well-being. In June 2019, the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System was established. NCIC will be able to interact more easily throughout the area on similar concerns like service sustainability as a result of this.


Cumbria is a non-metropolitan ceremonial county in North West England. Carlisle is the county town of Cumbria, which is located in the county's north-western corner. The North East and Cumbria are two of the most affordable regions in the United Kingdom. You will be amazed at how much further your money goes when there are no compromises on the quality of property, culture, food, and entertainment available. The region provides excellent value, with housing costs that are lower than the national average.


The number of schools in the North West that give a good or excellent education has increased in the recent year. The proportion of schools classified as good or outstanding grew by six percentage points to 80 per cent from the previous year. In the North West, 37 per cent of the 1,114 schools assessed in the previous year had improved, 43 per cent had remained the same, and just 17 per cent had worsened since their last inspection.

To a large extent, primary schools outweigh good secondary schools. 

In Sefton, for example, 94% of children attend good or excellent elementary schools, but just 56% attend good or excellent secondary schools.

Nearby universities

  • University of Liverpool

  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

  • University of Cumbria

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University of Salford

  • Lancaster University

  • University of Chester

  • University of Central Lancashire

  • Royal Northern College of Music

  • University of Manchester

  • Liverpool Hope University

  • Liverpool John Moores University

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Getting around the North West has never been easier.

Follow the step-by-step directions to any destination, street, or major public transportation station. Find out how to go to any area in the Northwest by looking up bus and rail timetables, arrival times, service alerts, and comprehensive routes on a map. Use Moovit's Live Directions with "Get Off Notifications" to know exactly where and how far to walk, how long to wait in line, and how many stops are remaining when travelling in the Northwest. You won't have to keep checking to see whether your stop is the next one because Moovit will tell you when it's time to get off.


Rail: London (Euston), Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow/Edinburgh are all connected by the West Coast Main Line. The Lakes Line, which connects Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere, is one of Cumbria's most stunning lines. Barrow-in-Furness is served by the Furness Line, which runs from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth and then to Lancaster. The Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness and goes through Hadrian's Wall region, and the Tyne Valley Line, which extends from Carlisle to Newcastle.

Leisure and Lifestyle

If you are an explorer, a music enthusiast, or a person with a strong feeling of community, Cumbria has something for you. There are several activities offered for people of all ages. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District provides something for everyone, whether you favour outdoor hikes or adventurous activities. If you prefer retail therapy, we have a wide range of high street and independent stores to pick from.

There are various cafés and restaurants to select from if you prefer dining out. Several country pubs in adjacent towns also provide home-cooked, locally produced food. The Keswick Mountain Festival, Words by the Water, Taste Cumbria, and Kendal Calling are among the many foods, movie, adventure, literature, and music events that take place throughout the year.​

Cumbria's arts and culture scene is likewise thriving. The theatre by the Lake, near Keswick on the banks of Derwentwater, has been dubbed "the most magnificently positioned theatre in England" by The Telegraph. Throughout the county, there are numerous arts and music venues where you may see a range of exhibitions and events. The Sands Centre in Carlisle is a popular entertainment and sports arena that accommodates comedians, orchestras, pop singers, theatrical companies, and pantomimes on a regular basis.

Why should you choose North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust?


Flexible Working Hours

NCIC recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. To the degree that operational restrictions allow, NCIC is delighted to alter your work schedule to fit the demands of your family life. The following are some of their flexible employment options:


  • part-time work

  • job sharing

  • term-time employment

  • alterations to the start and end times

  • longer workdays to shorten the workweek

  • sporadic home-based work

  • the option of acquiring additional annual leave

  • arrangements for special leave for career breaks or sabbaticals

  • adaptable retirement options


Annual Leave


You are entitled to 27 days of vacation + bank holidays if you work full-time. Your vacation entitlement grows to 29 days after five years of work and 33 days after ten years of service.




The National Health Service (NHS) offers a fantastic pension scheme. When you start working for NCIC, you effectively become a member and are eligible for a variety of advantages.

Faith And Spiritual Care


​A chapel and a multifaith space are provided 24 hours at both the acute hospitals for peaceful reflection, meditation, and prayer. In addition, regardless of your faith or belief, the Trust's chaplains are ready to provide spiritual assistance. To receive support from NCIC's chaplains or utilise the hospital chapels, you do not need to be religious or attend church.


Car Lease Scheme


All permanent employees at NCIC are eligible for a leasing car programme, regardless of whether their job demands the use of a vehicle for business purposes. NCIC's salary sacrifice programme offers leases, which can help you save money on taxes, National Insurance, and pension contributions.

Services Relating to Occupational Health


At any moment, NCIC'S occupational health staff is there to help you with your health and well-being. They can help you get into physiotherapy, counselling, and certain consulting specialities faster. They may also be able to arrange for health exams, immunizations, blood testing, and reduced-cost complementary therapies.


Program of Assistance to Employees


Vivup is a non-profit organisation that offers discreet counselling and assistance. It is absolutely free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can help with family troubles, financial concerns, bereavement, sadness, stress, and anxiety, among other things.

Schwartz Encircles


Monthly Schwartz Rounds are held in NCIC's acute hospitals for clinical and non-clinical personnel to reflect on their experiences and address subjects like diversity, mental health, and the personal consequences of working in healthcare.

Memberships in Gymnasiums and Yoga Lessons


NCIC has partnered with gyms all throughout the county to offer considerable discounts to its NCIC's employees.


Yoga lessons are offered on an as-needed basis at various venues by local teachers. NCIC's acute hospitals have constructed a circuit dubbed the Lunch Time Mile if you want to take a 30-minute walk or run during your lunch break.


Sessions of Occupational Therapy


Local complementary therapists are frequently invited to NCIC locations to provide inexpensive 30-minute sessions. The following massages are available: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Indian head massage, and Thai foot massage.


Cafés, Restaurants, and Boutiques


Trust Headquarters, NCIC's acute hospitals, and some of its community hospitals have on-site cafés, restaurants, and convenience stores. Each of these restaurants offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, halal, and kosher alternatives, as well as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, halal, and kosher options. Staff members receive a 20% discount at the Restaurant and Café at West Cumberland Hospital and a 15% discount at the Time Out Restaurant at Cumberland Infirmary.


NHS Employee Discounts


You'll be eligible for discounts and money-saving deals from a wide range of national firms as an NHS employee, from utilities to travel providers. You'll also get discounts at local companies like hair salons and movie theatres.

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