Pre-employment checking seeks to verify that an individual meets the preconditions of the role they are applying for. There are six NHS Employment Check Standards that outline the type and level of checks employers must carry out before recruiting staff into NHS positions.
Find answers and further information about the NHS employment check standards in our frequently asked questions.
NHS Employment Checks Standards training modules
This new e-learning resource provides support with understanding pre-employment checks requirements, in turn helping to prevent barriers to employment and reducing the time to hire.
Identity checks standard
This guide details the requirements to verify the identity of all workers before commencing any type of work or volunteering in the NHS.
26 April 2023
Criminal record checks standard
This guide details the criminal record checking requirements for eligible roles in the NHS.
6 November 2023
Work health assessments standard
This guide details the requirements for work health assessments.
27 April 2023
Professional registration and qualification checks standard
This guide details the requirements to verify professional registration, qualifications, and English language competency.
1 September 2023
Right to work checks standard
This guide details the requirements for verifying an individual's right to work in the UK.
13 February 2024
An explanation of what professional regulation is and who it applies to.
8 July 2022
CQC inspection and regulation webinar
Join our webinar on 28 February to discuss the trends and lessons in governance for 2024 and beyond.
28 February 2024 10:00 - 11:30 GMT
Changes to statutory paternity leave and pay regulations
Details of the legislation changes to statutory paternity leave and pay regulations for England, Scotland and Wales.
15 February 2024
ICO consultations open on draft employment practices
The two consultations relate to recruitment and selection processes and keeping employment records.
8 February 2024