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Pre-employment checks

If you are invited to interview for a position (either paid or voluntary) with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you will be asked to complete and provide a number of items of documentation in order to allow us to complete our mandatory pre-employment checks. These checks are administered for all candidates attending interview and form an essential part of the recruitment process, allowing us to confirm the suitability of an applicant for a given position.

Any applicant who wishes for their application to progress must be able to satisfy our pre-employment check standard. Problems completing pre-employment checks can delay candidates both in receiving offers of employment and taking up positions, and so it is important to ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to enable the process to be completed without complication.

Please note that all information will be handled securely, and in accordance with the relevant legislation and codes of practice. Only applicants who have been made a conditional offer of employment will have DBS and Occupational Health checks undertaken. Unsuccessful applicants' documentation will be securely destroyed after interview.

If you have any questions about the pre-employment checking process, please contact the Recruitment Team.

Other checks

In addition to completing these forms, you will also be required to bring with you documentation confirming the following:

  • Your identity

  • Your right to work in the UK

  • Your qualifications and/or professional registration (where relevant to the role for which you are applying - i.e if stated as an essential requirement on the Person Specification. Please check the specification and bring the appropriate certification to interview).


Identity checks require that we inspect a minimum of 3 items, allowing us to confirm your full name, date of birth, permanent full address and signature.

Please note the following list is not exhaustive, if you are unable to bring the required documents or you have any queries regarding ID or right to work checks, please contact the recruitment team as soon as possible.

Acceptable photo identification documents include:

  • Passport

  • UK or EU National Identity Card

  • Full or provisional UK Photocard Driver's License (must include paper counterpart)

We are able to accept a number of items of address-related evidence, including the following (please note that the document must bear your full name):

  • A utility bill which is less than 3-months old

  • A benefit statement which is less than 3-months old

  • A mortgage statement which is less than 12-months old

  • A UK Council Tax statement which is less than 12-months old

  • HM Revenue & Customs tax notification which is less than 12-months old

  • A credit card/bank/building society statement (we cannot accept statements printed from the internet) which is less than 3-months old

Right to work

British citizens must provide either a passport, or a full UK birth or adoption certificate in combination with an official document issued by a previous employer or government agency bearing the individual's full name and permanent national insurance number (such as a P45, P60, payslip or letter from the HMRC - please note that a National Insurance (NI) number card is not in itself acceptable for this purpose).

For non-British citizens the requirements are dependent on your nationality and current immigration status. For further guidance, please visit the UK Border Agency Web Site.


Please note that, where you have consented to your referees being approached before interview, references will normally be requested as such. Please ensure that at least one of your referees can comment on your most recent period of employment or study (we would request that you provide your line manager as a referee to this end). References from friends or relatives will not be accepted.

We strongly recommend that you notify your referees of a possible approach when you apply, and/or are invited to interview for a position, to ensure that they are alert to a possible request for information. Where possible, we would also request that you provide your referees' email addresses. This is to allow us to obtain written references in a timely manner, and to enable your application to progress should you be deemed appointable after interview.

If successful, you will receive a Work Health Assessment Form with your offer letter. This form will need to be completed to assess your medical fitness for the role, in line with the national Occupational Health check standard.


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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.

Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time

Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.

Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.