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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Pre-employment checks

If you are successful in your job application, an offer letter will be issued.

This will come from your recruitment assistant and be sent to you electronically through the TRAC recruitment system.

The offer of this position is conditional, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. The letter will explain what pre-employment checks we are required to complete before we can agree a start date with you and ask you to give notice to your current employer.

There are six types of pre-employment checks that may be required, depending on the job you have been offered:

  1. Identity - we need to verify your identity by asking you to produce identity documents when you attend your identity check appointment.
  2. Right to work - we need to confirm that you do have the right to work in the UK.
  3. Professional registration and qualifications - some positions in the Trust, such as staff nurse, require you to hold professional registration. We are able to verify this online.
  4. Employment history and references - we need to obtain references to cover the previous three year period and will ask you to provide details of suitable referees.
  5. Criminal record and barring - some positions in the Trust will require you to have a criminal record 'Disclosure and Barring Service' (DBS) check. This is usually if your position involves working / close contact with vulnerable people.
  6. Work health assessments - the Occupational Health Department will carry out an assessment of your fitness to undertake the position you have been offered and you will be asked to complete a work health assessment form online.

Your Recruitment Assistant will guide you through the process as quickly as we can.

For more information please contact:

  • Head of Recruitment and Retention: 01865 228714

These pre-employment checks are in line with NHS Employment Check Standards. All NHS providers are required to comply with these standards.

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