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Processing applications & Employment checks

An honorary contract will enable a doctor to undertake agreed activities and access/use Cardiff and Vale UHB facilities and provide the appropriate professional indemnity.

On receipt of a completed & approved Online or Physical application form, the Recruitment team will conduct checks to ensure that the NHS Employment Check Standards are satisfied, in accordance with the Cardiff & Vale UHB’s Employment Checks policy. It is important that all persons undertaking work on behalf of the Cardiff & Vale UHB are subject to the same level of scrutiny regarding competence and employment checks as that for a substantive employee.

These checks include: -

  • ID & Supporting Documents Check
  • Occupational health Clearance
  • Professional registration to GMC
  • Qualifications (where relevant)
  • References (Covering 3 years of Clinical Employment)
  • Disclosure and Barring Services (where relevant)

For those individuals who are already employed by an NHS organisation/University or for an organisation that undertakes employment checks which conform to the NHS Employers Check Standards, the Recruitment team will seek confirmation that all employment checks have been undertaken from the organisation as long as consent has been given to this transfer of personal data by the individual.

Where existing checks have not been undertaken, are out of date, or the individual has not given consent for the information to be shared, the Recruitment team will seek to obtain documentary evidence directly from the individual. In situations where a new DBS check may be required, the individual will be required to complete the relevant DBS self-declaration form. When the checks have been satisfied, the Recruitment team will issue one copy of the honorary contract to the individual and the other to the Sponsoring Manager in the Cardiff & Vale UHB who will assume day to day responsibility for the individual.

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