An important aspect of employment is the prevention of illegal working. The London Procurement Partnership (LPP) Framework – Lot 1 mandated the use of scanning technology to validate temporary applicants ID (Passports, Visas, ID cards, Biometrics….) for nursing supplied through staffing agencies to the NHS.
With an extensive background in the supply of temporary staff into the NHS myself this was an initiative I applauded wholeheartedly. At the time I believed that all further frameworks for the supply of temporary staffing to the NHS would include this requirement.