Checking Professional Registration

All employees who require to be registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body need to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities in this process and the potential consequences to their continued employment if they are not appropriately registered.

Detailed in the tabs below you will find Checking Professional Registration policy and process information in place in your Board.

National Services Scotland

All employees who require to be registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body need to understand the potential consequences to their continued employment with NSS if they are not appropriately registered.

These employees have a personal and professional responsibility to maintain their registration throughout their employment and must notify their Line Manager immediately of any circumstances which may prevent them maintaining or renewing their registration.

Line Managers are also responsible for regularly checking professional registration status of their staff.

NHS 24

Within NHS 24 there are a range of professional groups for whom registration is a statutory requirement for employment - Medical and Dental, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmaceutical staff.  These employees have a personal and professional responsibility to maintain their registration throughout their employment and must notify their Line Manager immediately of any circumstances which may prevent them maintaining or renewing their registration.  All staff requiring a professional registration must ensure that their registration details are correct and up-to-date on eESS.    

The below policy has been developed to ensure a standardised process of Registration recording and monitoring to ensure adherence to organisational and personal obligations.

NHS Golden Jubilee

The aim of this policy is to ensure that procedural steps are in place to safeguard patient safety and public protection relating to professional registration status of individuals within NHS Golden Jubilee at the various stages of employment.

There are a range of professional groups for whom registration is a statutory requirement for employment in the NHS. These groups include Medical and Dental, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Biomedical/Laboratory and Pharmaceutical staff.

NHS Golden Jubilee has a duty to ensure that new and existing employees are registered with a relevant regulatory/licensing body in order to comply with the requirements of their employment contract.

The purpose of this policy is to set out the procedural steps necessary to ensure patient safety and public protection relating to professional registration status of individuals within NHS Golden Jubilee at the various stages of employment.

This Policy applies to all professional staff within NHS Golden Jubilee, for whom professional registration is a statutory requirement for employment. This policy includes third party contractors and must be used in conjunction with national guidance, as well as Workforce policies and procedures that NHS Golden Jubilee has in place for employee practice.

Public Health Scotland

From 1st April 2020 Public Health Scotland will bring together staff previously employed by NSS and NHS Health Scotland alongside new PHS employees, meaning different routes for staff to access HR information.  Please refer to the option below that best describes your circumstances to ensure you refer to the correct information.  

• I have TUPE transferred from NHS Health Scotland into Public Health Scotland – Please raise your query with HR via Contact Us
• I have TUPE transferred from NSS to Public Health Scotland – please select the National Services Scotland tab above to access all information.
• I am an employee in Public Health – please select the National Service Scotland tab to access all information.

Scottish Ambulance Service

All employees who require to be registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body need to understand the potential consequences to their continued employment with SAS if they are not appropriately registered.

These employees have a personal and professional responsibility to maintain their registration throughout their employment and must notify their Line Manager immediately of any circumstances which may prevent them maintaining or renewing their registration.

Line Managers are also responsible for regularly checking professional registration status of their staff.

The State Hospital

The State Hospital HR department carries out monthly registration checks on all staff who require a professional registration to carry out their post.

The State Hospital has a duty to ensure that new and existing employees are registered with a relevant regulatory/licensing body in order to comply with the requirements of their employment contract.

There are a range of professional groups for whom registration is a statutory requirement for employment in the NHS including Medical and Dental, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Social Work and Pharmaceutical staff. These employees have a personal and professional responsibility to maintain their registration throughout their employment and must notify their Line Manager immediately of any circumstances which may prevent them maintaining or renewing their registration.

If an employee's registration with the relevant regulatory/licensing body lapses, the employee will cease to carry out the duties and responsibilities of their qualified role with effect from the date of expiry. They will revert to an unqualified role within The State Hospital and be remunerated at the appropriate grade for this post until such times as they renew their professional registration.