PDSA Recruitment Policy

PDSA’s recruitment policy contains relevant requirements in terms of checking of eligibility to work in the UK and carrying out of necessary checks such as DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). Any external agencies or consultants who assist in the recruitment process must also act in accordance with this policy.

Programme of Further Improvements 2017 – 2018

In light of the updated MSA PDSA has developed a programme for further enhancement of our diligence in the supply chain, commenced in 2017 and will continue over the next 12 – 18 months, as follows:-

  • Review and updating of our ethical statement and supply policy
  • Produce a Code of Conduct that we will ensure all of our suppliers are made aware of, all of our staff undertaking purchasing are clear on and this will also be published on our intranet and our website;
  • Review contracts with suppliers where we feel we are more at risk to ensure specific reference to compliance of the MSA is contained. (As stated, we reference ethical practices but not specifically state the wording MSA)
  • Ensure all new UK based registering suppliers are checked for MSA compliance as part of the vendor registration process
  • Put in place a programme of auditing to specifically monitor compliance to the elements of MSA. (This is done again but will specifically reference the MSA, rather than general review of ethical practices).


This policy statement will be reviewed annually by the organisation and published accordingly.

Page last updated: 18th August 2017