NHS-wide induction programme set for July roll-out

A
new induction programme aimed at all new starters working in, for and with the
NHS has been announced.

Introduction
to today’s NHS is a short, interactive programme designed to explain the core
mission and values of the NHS to new starters.

Sir
Nigel Crisp, chief executive of the NHS, has endorsed the programme which, he
says, has the potential to provide a consistent, country-wide approach to the
NHS corporate induction process.

"The
programme will bring the core principles of the NHS to life, while welcoming
individuals into their new roles with the organisation,” he said

"This
is the first time the NHS has had a consistent approach to corporate induction
and I shall be strongly encouraging all trusts to use the programme. By having
this programme in place staff across the country will clearly understand how we
can all play a part in the continuous improvement of the NHS," he said.

The
induction scheme is relevant to all NHS staff from senior consultants to
healthcare assistants and chefs. It comes complete with supporting
documentation and a ‘virtual tutor’ to guide facilitators at each trust and
help them familiarise themselves with the content.

The
programme will be used from July onwards.

By Mike Berry

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