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The Nursing Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Excepted agencies

    4. 4.Statement of purpose

    5. 5.Service user’s guide

    6. 6.Review of statement of purpose and service user’s guide

  3. PART II REGISTERED PERSONS

    1. 7.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 8.Appointment of manager

    3. 9.Fitness of manager

    4. 10.Registered person – general requirements and training

    5. 11.Notification of offences

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF NURSING AGENCIES

    1. CHAPTER 1 QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION

      1. 12.Fitness of nurses supplied by an agency

      2. 13.Notification of incidents

      3. 14.Staffing

      4. 15.Staff handbook

      5. 16.Provision of information to service users

      6. 17.Disclosure of information

      7. 18.Records

      8. 19.Complaints

      9. 20.Review of quality of service provision

    2. CHAPTER 2 PREMISES

      1. 21.Fitness of premises

    3. CHAPTER 3 FINANCIAL MATTERS

      1. 22.Financial position

    4. CHAPTER 4 NOTICES TO BE GIVEN TO THE REGULATION AND IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

      1. 23.Notice of absence

      2. 24.Notice of changes

      3. 25.Appointment of liquidators etc.

      4. 26.Death of registered person

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 27.Compliance with Regulations

    2. 28.Offences

    3. 29.Revocations

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

      1. 1.The aims and objectives of the agency.

      2. 2.The nature of the services which the agency provides.

      3. 3.The name and address of the registered provider and of...

      4. 4.The relevant qualifications and experience of the registered provider and...

      5. 5.The range of qualifications of nurses supplied by the agency,...

      6. 6.The complaints procedure established in accordance with regulation 19.

      7. 7.Status, constitution and organisational structure, which identify the lines of...

      8. 8.A description of the nursing agency’s underlying ethos and philosophy...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF REGISTERED PROVIDERS AND MANAGERS OF AN AGENCY AND NURSES RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTING NURSES FOR SUPPLY TO SERVICE USERS

      1. 1.Proof of identity, including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either – (a) where a certificate is required for a...

      3. 3.Two written references, including a reference relating to the last...

      4. 4.Where a person has previously worked in a position which...

      5. 5.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications and training.

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      7. 7.Details of health record.

      8. 8.In respect of a manager to whom regulation 9(2) applies...

      9. 9.Details of any professional indemnity insurance.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF NURSES TO BE SUPPLIED BY AN AGENCY

      1. 1.Name, address, date of birth and telephone number.

      2. 2.Name, address and telephone number of next of kin.

      3. 3.Proof of identity, including a recent photograph.

      4. 4.Details of any criminal offences – (a) of which the...

      5. 5.Two written references relating to the person, including a reference...

      6. 6.Where a nurse has previously worked in a position which...

      7. 7.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications and training.

      8. 8.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      9. 9.Details of health record, including immunisation status.

      10. 10.Confirmation of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council,...

      11. 11.Details of any professional indemnity insurance.

      12. 12.In the case of a midwife, evidence that the midwife...

      13. 13.Either – (a) where the position falls within section 115(3)...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED FOR INSPECTION

      1. 1.Records relating to supply of nurses

      2. 2.Copies of any statement given to a service user setting...

      3. 3.An alphabetical index of service users, including the full name,...

      4. 4.An alphabetical index of nurses supplied or available for supply...

      5. 5.Details of each supply of a nurse to a service...

      6. 6.Where the agency is acting as an employment business and...

      7. 7.Records relating to training and development of staff

      8. 8.Annual staff appraisals.

      9. 9.Other records

      10. 10.Details of every allegation of abuse –

  7. Explanatory Note

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