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You should be remunerated for your time spent undertaking any tasks associated with induction. Alternatively, you may be granted time off in lieu (TOIL) for your time spent completing these tasks. This should also apply to online and homework based induction programmes.
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Physical orientation – maps etc
Organisational orientation – how do I fit into the team?
Health and safety (fire safety, manual handling, infection control etc)
Information on the organisations history, services, culture and values, including an appreciation of equality and diversity issues
A clear outline of the job and its requirements
How structured MMC training will be provided in line with national standards
IT and communications arrangements (eg use of intranet)
Clinical governance, complaints handling and risk management
Additional induction material may be tailored for doctors new to the NHS in the UK, to include tax/NI matters, history and structure of the NHS, life and work in the UK etc.
Getting cleared to work (Occupational Health, CRB or Disclosure Scotland)
Having arrangements made to be paid, go on holiday, details of your working patterns, study leave etc
Where can I get more information?
In Northern Ireland, Training Tracker, an online induction portal, was launched by the Trusts last year. It consists of a number of modules which must be completed either prior to commencing employment or as part of the induction process. At the end of each module trainees are required to print a certificate confirming completion and keep in their portfolio.
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As induction is part of your employment, for which you are paid, and any facilities necessary to complete induction should be provided by your employer. Employers should also provide information about what documentation you need to take with you to your induction, in advance of you starting work.
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If you have problems with the arrangements surrounding induction particularly if you are asked to complete tasks prior to commencing work or in your own time, contact the BMA for advice and assistance.