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Mandatory Training for work in England, Scotland & Wales

In terms of training, the various frameworks active in England, Scotland and Wales list the following as mandatory requirements for any doctor wishing to work as a locum there:

Basic or advanced life support
(adult or paediatric dependent on the type of engagement; practical course)

Lone Worker

Protection of Children & Vulnerable Groups (SOCA/SOVA 2; SOCA/SOVA 3 will be required for work with children)

Moving & Handling People; theory & practical course

Handling of Violence and Aggression

Information Governance & The Caldicott Protocols;

Health and Safety, including COSHH and RIDDOR;

Infection prevention and control, including MRSA and Clostridium Difficile;

Complaints handling

Equality & Diversity

Fire Safety

Some mandatory modules can be accessed online; in the first instance, you should submit what course certificates you have to your Compliance Officer, who will then advise further as to how to complete your remaining courses.
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