The 6 critical background checks you need when recruiting health care professionals

The 6 critical background checks you need when recruiting health care professionals

As the demand for healthcare professionals grows due to covid-19, the need to source qualified and authentic candidates becomes both more important and more difficult. That does not mean, though, that anyone can take unnecessary risks to fill openings without observing CQC and health and social care compliance.

Whether you’re recruiting for permanent staff, staff on fixed-term contracts, temporary staff, volunteers, students, trainees, contractors or highly mobile staff, you are required to cover the following checks for each individual:

Checking a potential employee’s identity is the most fundamental of all the background screening requirements.

It should be the first check performed, as any other checks will be invalid if the person’s identity cannot be proven. To complete an identity check, you will need to see, review, and validate original identity documents. For further information on what types of documents can be used, read the latest home office guidelines.

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