Researchers can apply for an NHS Research Passport, which provides a common set of pre-engagement checks, including:
These checks conform to the standards required by all NHS organisations, and are therefore transferable across different Trusts. This can be useful if you intend to undertake research in the NHS, especially across multiple NHS organisations. Once you have a passport, it lasts for five years.
The responsibility for obtaining a passport rests with you, as an individual researcher. The University of York website provides guidance of the procedure for completing your form.
The HR department at your university of employment must countersign a section of the passport application to certify that the employment aspects of the pre-engagement checks have been carried out. Please contact your HR department to countersign your application: