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HCSW Induction Standards Workbook

The new HCSW Workbook offers you guidance on how to use your workbook and suggests examples of evidence that will show how you have met the required standards. 

Where do I get the evidence to complete my HCSW Workbook?

If this is your first post with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, your manager will have already received an email from us explaining the induction process and they will be supporting your through all the steps of the induction process.  At this stage you will have covered some of the knowledge and tasks that will help you to complete your workbook and your manager will support you through each part of the workbook until you have completed it.

If you are an existing team member and you have recently been successful in gaining another post in the NHS (e.g. promotion/ transfer), the evidence for completing the HCSW Workbook will come from your previous experience and any training that you have undertaken. There may be some questions in the HCSW Workbook that may require you to update your knowledge. You can do this by either completing the appropriate e-module/ training or by visiting Step 2 of the induction portal which will contain all the necessary resources/ policies which you need to be aware of. Step 2 of the portal is constantly updated to include up to date information on key changes in the organisation.

How do I update and complete my HCSW workbook?

There is an electronic version of the workbook which will allow you to type directly into it and save it as an electronic file on your personal drive or you may use a paper version which can be printed out and completed on paper.   Which ever format you use you will refer to the evidence you have gathered and how this support the parts of the workbook.

The completed workbook must be signed off by your designated reviewer and kept on file.  The reviewer may be your line manager, KSF reviewer or another member of staff who has been delegated this task by your departmental manager. Once you have met all of the induction standards and committed to the Code of Conduct, your manager/reviewer will send email confirmation to the HCSW Project Officer. This part of your induction journey will then be complete.


Don't forget, your workbook provides a great place to store all the activities you have undertaken in your first weeks in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. You may choose to come back to your workbook at a later date when you are preparing for your first annual personal development planning and review meeting. This meeting is with your manager/ reviewer and will reflect on your first year in post, identify what you have achieved in your role so far and plan for your next year looking at your objectives and personal development plan. The workbook may help you to look back at the initial tasks and training you undertook as your started out in your new role.


Last Updated: 06 December 2021