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The Nurses Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    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 NURSES AGENCIES

    1. CHAPTER 1 QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION

      1. 12.Fitness of nurses supplied by an agency

      2. 13.Policies and procedures

      3. 14.Staffing

      4. 15.Staff handbook

      5. 16.Provision of information to service users

      6. 17.Records

      7. 18.Complaints

      8. 19.Review of quality of service provision

    2. CHAPTER 2 PREMISES

      1. 20.Fitness of premises

    3. CHAPTER 3 FINANCIAL MATTERS

      1. 21.Financial position

    4. CHAPTER 4 NOTICES TO BE GIVEN TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

      1. 22.Notice of absence

      2. 23.Notice of changes

      3. 24.Appointment of liquidators etc.

      4. 25.Death of registered person

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 26.Compliance with regulations

    2. 27.Offences

    3. 28.Fees

    4. 29.Registration

    5. 30.Transitional provisions

  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 18.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION 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 the 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.In respect of a nurse to whom regulation 12(2) applies,...

      8. 8.Details of any professional indemnity insurance.

      9. 9.A police check being a report produced by or on...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION 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.Either — (a) where the position which the nurse is...

      5. 5.A police check, being a report produced by or on...

      6. 6.Two written references from nurses or other health professionals, including...

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

      8. 8.Evidence of a satisfactory knowledge of the English language, where...

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

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

      11. 11.Record of immunisation status.

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

      13. 13.Details of any professional indemnity insurance.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED FOR INSPECTION

      1. 1.Records relating to supply of nurses

      2. 2.Details of the remuneration payable to each nurse who is...

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

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

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

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

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

      8. 1.Other records

      9. 2.Details of every allegation of abuse —

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. 1.Transition from licensing under the 1957 Act to registration under the 2000 Act

      2. 2.Transfer of outstanding applications for licensing under the 1957 Act

      3. 3.Pending decision as to cancellation

      4. 4.Pending proposal as to cancellation

      5. 5.Transfer of Information and documents

  7. Explanatory Note

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