Frequently asked questions

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Find answers or further information about the NHS Employment Check Standards in these FAQ pages. These questions summarise those we are regularly asked by NHS organisations, agencies and third party contractors.
FAQs - employment checks

FAQs: General questions

Answers to common questions about the NHS employment check standards.

FAQs - criminal record checks

FAQs: Criminal record checks 

Further clarity on criminal record checks when considering appointments in the NHS. 

FAQs - identity checks

FAQs: Identity checks

A variety of questions in relation to proving someone's identity.

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FAQs: Work health assessments 

Questions relating to work health assessment requirements when considering appointments to NHS positions.

FAQs - right to work

FAQs: Right to work checks

Answers to your questions on right to work checks including, certificates of sponsorship and tiers.

FAQs - employment history checks

FAQs: Employment history and reference checks 

Understand the different types of references required as part of the NHS recruitment process.

FAQs - professional regulation

FAQs: Professional registration and qualification checks 

FAQs on verifying qualifications, vocational experience and where to go for further information.

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