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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 17: NHS employment

94.This section relates specifically to those regulated activity providers who employ people in relevant NHS employment which is defined as employment with one of the NHS bodies listed in subsection (3). Where a person is employed in relevant NHS employment, and provided that employment continues, he can undertake other such employment without the need for a monitoring check to be made in relation to that other employment. This provision is aimed, for example, at the situation where a person who is employed with the NHS as his main employment, is then supplied by NHS Professionals (the NHS’s in-house supplier of staff) or by another agency to work for the NHS on a temporary basis to cover staff absences and holiday etc. The main NHS employment acts as an “umbrella” for any other NHS employment undertaken whilst the main NHS employment continues. This modification of the normal requirements applies to employment (which is relevant NHS employment) with an NHS body, or with a person who provides healthcare for an NHS body.

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