I work as an HR advisor at NHS Blood and Transplant, and I am currently reviewing the use of honorary contracts here. Whilst doing some research, I came across the research passport forms used by researchers from universities coming into NHS trusts.
For those who aren't familiar with the concept, research passports are a way of simplifying the pre-employment checks necessary to award researchers honorary contracts. These researchers have a substantive contract with the university, but conduct their research at the NHS.
I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience using research passports for this (or any other) purpose. Are they an effective way of simplifying the process of honorary contract recruitment, or are the check done by the universities insufficient?
Any information or guidance anyone can give would be greatly appreciated, many thanks in advance