DBS Check

Why is it necessary for me to undergo a DBS check?

Employers have a legal responsibility to check the criminal record history of people seeking to work with children or adults in specific situations.

As a doctor or healthcare professional, you will be required to undergo a criminal record check before being employed.

In England and Wales the enhanced check is generally needed for posts that require a significant amount of contact with children or vulnerable adults.

A criminal record check details 'spent' and 'unspent' convictions, cautions and warnings on police records.

All employers need to ensure their employees have the appropriate certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), or its equivalent in the devolved nations:

• England and Wales: Disclosure and Barring Service (previously Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority)

• Northern Ireland: Access NI

• Scotland: Disclosure Scotland

If you need any more information, please feel free to call in and speak to your compliance officer.