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This document sets out the guidelines for induction procedures for newly appointed staff across the Trust.



This document will ensure that there is a process whereby the induction procedure is consistent for all members of staff across the Trust. This policy will ensure that the Trust meets all its legal responsibilities and provide a clear Trust -wide approach to induction. This will enable a record to be held as evidence that all members of staff have attended an induction programme prior to commencing work in their department.

This policy and procedure applies to all new staff within Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This includes all employees, including those on fixed term contracts, rotation, locum/temporary staff (this includes staff on secondment) and healthroster bank staff.


Policy Statement

All permanent staff who undertake work on behalf of the Trust will receive an induction programme suited to their role. This comprises a Corporate, and for relevant staff Clinical Induction, and a local orientation programme undertaken with their line manager or other assigned person.

All new staff should commence employment on a Trust Corporate Induction day. This will consist of 1 and a half days for non-clinical staff and 4 to 5 days for clinical staff. Induction takes place monthly on the first Monday of each month (except for bank holiday when it will be the following Monday), details of dates and venues are available from Human Resources and the Learning and Development Department. Medical staff will have a separate Corporate Induction either within the first few days of commencing in the Trust or within 2 weeks of commencing.

It is permissible for new staff to attend induction prior to commencing employment, i.e. whilst working notice elsewhere, in these circumstances they may commence employment when available.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Head of Learning and Development
Ratified by: TEC
Date Ratified: May 2018
Date Issued: May 2018
Review Date: February 2021
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Head of Learning and Development