• Access to the Internet will be provided automatically to networked Trust devices and is subject to the terms of this policy
  • The Trust reserves the right to refuse or remove access
  • Employees may use their Internet facilities for non-work research or browsing, outside of work hours, provided that all other usage policies are adhered to
  • Internet access must be conducted honestly, lawfully, and appropriately
  • All existing Trust policies apply to conduct on the Internet
  • An Internet user can be held accountable for any breaches of security or confidentiality



This policy is relevant to all staff groups. Use of the Internet is encouraged in the execution of day-to-day business to the extent that it supports the Trust’s business objectives. Users must respect the Trust’s standards of business conduct whenever the Internet is used.

This policy applies to all authorised users of the Trust’s computer network (including all permanent and temporary employees of the trust, agency staff, agents, subcontractors, consultants, and third-party vendors).

A valid user account is required to access the computer network (subject to an individual completing the Trust’s prerequisite network training, either at Induction or separately through the IT Training Team based in the Minerva Centre).

Access to the Internet via the Trust’s corporate network is only possible using computers issued by the Trust. Personal devices are out of scope but may access the Internet via the Trust’s public Wi-Fi network, which is subject to separate controls, as described in the public Wi-Fi Terms and Conditions.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Head of IT
Ratified by: Information Governance Steering Group
Date Ratified: January 2023
Date Issued: March 2023
Review Date: January 2026
Target Audience: All Staff
Contact name: Head of IT


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