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Guidance & Information for managers / reviewers

A range of support material is available to support managers (reviewers) through the mandatory induction standards and in understanding and committing to the Code of Conduct.  These have been developed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with all NHS boards. 

A summary of the key documents and a link are provided below:

The Framework for Learning and Review has been developed to promote a consistent approach to supporting new healthcare support workers meet the standards. This framework document alongside the HCSW Workbook and Reviewer Workbooks are the core documents which should be used by reviewers and new healthcare support workers to guide and record achievement of meeting the Induction Standards.  It provides an explanation of the criteria within each standard, outlines how staff demonstrate meeting the standard, where the required knowledge may come from and an indication of the evidence required.

The Guidance for Reviewers document explains the background to the Mandatory Induction Standards and sets out the role of the reviewer in more detail. Reviewers play a vital role in making sure that new staff members know what is expected of them in the first three months of employment. Reviewers should introduce the Induction Standards as part the overall induction activity and explain how the evidence that the Standards have been met will fit into the KSF development review process.