Safety first

The decisions of our candidates affect the lives of thousands of patients. Not surprising then, that one of our primary objectives is to conduct vigorous screening and in-depth compliance checks. Ensuring we can stand confidently behind every candidate we work with and each placement we make.

We provide a compliance process, including occupational health screening, mandatory training and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. We also hold regular compliance events throughout the UK. These are an excellent way to meet the team and complete all the documentation necessary to start working with us.

What’s more, we go out of our way to make the compliance assurance process as quick and easy as possible. Our checks include:

  • Skill checks
  • Detailed interviews
  • Proof of identity
  • Full reference checks – both academic and professional
  • Occupational health checks
  • Right-to-work checks
  • Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB Screens)

Our standards adhere to the UK legislative requirements, NHS Employer Standards, Crown Commercial Services (CCS) (formerly Government Procurement Service), London Procurement Programme (LPP) and HealthTrust Europe (HTE) framework terms, as well as best industry practice.

Our commitment to quality has resulted in external audit scores of 91% from LPP and a 100% pass rate from the HTE.To find out more about HCL’s high standards, contact us.

Compliance Process

Registration with HCL Consultant

  • Candidate contacted to conduct pre-screen over the phone
  • CV reviewed to ensure full history is completed
  • Candidate to provide proof of qualification and Right to Work (RTW) and driving licence documents
  • Registration/NHS Application Form completed by the candidate
  • Candidate begins HCPC application process
  • Candidates then attend the employer interview, clinical and driving assessment with NHS Trust
  • The Trust then make the candidate an offer of employment, which is confirmed with an offer letter

Post Job offer

Weekly contact with your consultant to support your progress through the compliance process

  • References will be applied for, a minimum of 2 to cover the previous 3 years
  • Local police check or DBS are requested
  • Various hospital forms are completed by the candidate
  • Full file review, candidates file is sent to trust to begin the clearance process
  • Following Trust clearance the Candidate will be given start date – UK Arrival and NHS Trust Induction details

Candidate Arrives in the UK and starts work!

Have a compliance question? Read our compliance FAQ’s.