Recruitment checks

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing the best possible quality of services and care for the people it serves.  Our values define what is important in the way we deliver our vision. 
We aim to attract and retain a talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. 
When recruiting and selecting the best staff, there are many legislative and best practice guidelines to consider.  Here are some other checks that might be done before we can offer you a job at Gateshead.  It is an offence to falsify certificate to gain employment, and our Trust takes this very seriously as fraud.

NHS Employers employment checks

The Trust is required to comply with six NHS Employment Checks standards which were issued in 2008, and were last updated in 2013.  Details can be found at the NHS Employers website here.

Medical revalidation

There are major changes underway nationally which will affect the way in which doctors are regulated. This will require regulating licensed doctors, usually every five years, to ensure their practice is up to date and they are fit to practice.  For detailed guidance on these changes and the requirements, please follow the following links:
General Medical Council UK website
General Medical Council doctor’s index
General Medical Council – doctor revalidation information

UK Border Agency requirements

The Trust continues to maintain the A grade sponsor status and we take our responsibility under UKBA requirements very seriously. All necessary checks are made fully by our HR team for all staff, whatever their status.

Northern Deanery

The QE is part of the Northern Deanery and detailed websites have been developed by the Deanery for their recruitment processes

Terms and Conditions

If you would like more information about terms and conditions for working in the NHS, some useful websites are:

Being an equal opportunities employer

All our posts (both medical and non medical) are advertised on NHS Jobs website and applicants are encouraged to apply electronically. However we can support disabled candidates by making reasonable adjustments. Any job applicant who has a concern about recruitment can talk to a member of the team and we will be happy to offer support where this is necessary. We have developed guidance for job applicants and this is always uploaded on to NHS jobs alongside the vacancy.

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