Regulation and Standards


20 / 3 / 2013 Midnight

Regulation and standards

NHS Employers delivers various programmes of work to help employers ensure they have the right staff, with the appropriate qualifications and values, to work in the NHS. You can find out more, including who to contact for further information within the sections below.

NHS Employment Check Standards - these standards, which were last updated in July 2013, outline the employment checks employers are required to carry out before appointing staff into the NHS, across England.

Language competency guidance - NHS staff require a certain level of linguistic and English language skills to enable them to undertake their role effectively and safely. Here you can download good practice guidance and some helpful Q&A.

Revalidation for nurses and midwives - find out more about what the Nursing and Midwifery Council is doing to develop and implement a system of revalidation.

Medical revalidation - find out more about medical revalidation, read the NHS Employers briefing and how NHS Employers is representing employers' views on national forums.

Alert notice system - Alert notices allow employers to make other bodies aware that a healthcare professional may pose a threat to patients or staff. Find out more in this dedicated section.

Core standards for NHS managers - there are various standards and codes of conduct which underpin what is expected of NHS managers. Find out more about codes of conduct and good governance, termination of contracts and severance and codes of practice for audit and value for money in organisational change.

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