Guidance

Work health assessments

This page details health assessments for individuals undertaking new roles, or roles which have significantly changed.

4 January 2021

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Please be aware, NHS Employers has published temporary pre-employment check requirements for employers to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the information available in our guidance section.

This standard outlines the requirements that NHS organisations should follow when carrying out a work health assessment on a candidate.

Take a look at our summary of updates to quickly identify the latest changes made to all of the pre-employment check standards.
 

Further information

There are six employment check requirements that employers must undertake as part of their recruitment processes. More background information about the purpose of the standards, who they apply to, how to meet compliance, avoiding discrimination can be found on the employment check section of our website. Read answers to some of the common questions asked in our frequently asked questions section of the website.