Our policies and procedures

The following is a selection of Trust Policies in line with the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner's Office regarding policies that should be made publicly available in line with Publication Scheme. 


If you would like a copy of a policy or procedure in another language or format i.e. large print or audio, then please contact the Communications Team, communications@dhuft.nhs.uk


Clinical and Operational

Guidance for Responding to Complaints

Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy

Freedom of Information Act (2000); Trust Protocol

Gifts, Hospitality and Donations Policy

Overarching Information Sharing Protocol for Dorset (OAISP)

Patient Advise and Liaison (PALS) Policy

Internet and Social Media Use Policy for Staff Patients and Trust Visitors



Finance and Information Governance

Information Governance Policy

Standing Financial Instructions


Health and Safety / Corporate Risk

Health and Safety Policy


Human Resources

Disciplinary Procedures and Concerns for Doctors and Dentists

Dignity at Work Policy

Dignity at Work Procedure

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Whistleblowing Policy