DBS Check

On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

On an annual basis doctords will undertake an Enhanced DBS check and barred list check(child and adult) with the DBS for doctors registered with us – in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and relevant DBS eligibility guidance. This is completed online using a DBS Umbrella Body working on our behalf and you will only need to provide us with identity information (see link below) and ‘proof of identity’ documentation rather than completing the old style paper CRB form. This makes the process faster.

By reason of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, the provisions of Section 4(2) and paragraph (b) of Section 4(3) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 do not apply to persons whose deployment is concerned with the provision of health services and which would enable such persons to have access to patients in the course of their normal duties.

Your DBS certificate will include convictions and cautions (including youth cautions, reprimands and warnings) recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC). As of 29 May 2013, the legislation that determines which convictions and cautions can be taken into account by employers and other bodies has been changed. Some PNC information, therefore, will now be filtered and will not appear on the DBS certificates..

Consequently, as part of our recruitment process, we will ask you to declare any criminal convictions and cautions in line with the DBS filtering guidance. These will be dealt with in a confidential manner.

The DBS offers four types of criminal record check:

•Standard DBS check: contains details of an individual’s convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings recorded on police central records in line with DBS filtering guidance. These are shown on a criminal record check.

•Enhanced DBS check: contains the same details as a standard check, together with any information held locally by police forces that is reasonably considered might be relevant to the post applied for.

•Enhanced DBS check and barred list check (child).

•Enhanced DBS check and barred list check (adult).

•Enhanced DBS check and barred list check (child and adult).

If you do not have one already, or your current check is about to expire, you can simply apply through us using the online system.

Below are some useful links:




For more information please contact us: 01908 223336 and speak with our compliance department.