HCSW Standards and Codes

The following resources relate to the Scottish Government Health Directorate Mandatory Induction Standards and Codes.

NES Learning Resources

Please note that thr education recources to support HCSW Induction Standards and Codes have been reviewed and updated (October 2020).

HCSW Workbook
The HCSW Workbook has been designed for all new healthcare support workers in NHSScotland who need to meet the HCSW Induction Standards.

Guidance for Reviewers
The resource provides guidance on reviewering a new healthcare support worker's achievement of the mandatory induction standards and codes.

Leading the way on public protection through mandatory Induction Standards and Codes for Healthcare Support Workers
The poster provides an illustrative overview of induction standards, the resources to help plan and achieve the standards.

Patient Safety Education Scenario
Mandatory inducation standards for HCSW and examples of their impact on patient safety.

Scottish Government Guidance

CEL 23 (2010)
Scottish Government Chief Executive letter to health boards regarding mandatory induction standards and code of conduct for healthcare support workers (June 2010).

Mandatory Induction Standards and Codes (SGHD 2009)
Scottish Government Health Directorate Mandatory Induction Standards and Codes (SGHD 2009)

Induction Standards for HCSWs
Mandatory induction standards for healthcare support workers from the Scottish Government Health Directorate.

Code of Conduct for HCSWs
Scottish Government Health Directorate Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

Code of Practice for Employers of HCSW
Scottish Government Health Directorate Code of Practice for Employers of Healthcare Support Workers.

Standards and Codes Scottish Government Leaflet
Scottish Government leaflet regarding healthcare support worker induction standards and codes which summarising what managers and supervisiors need to know.