Disclosure and barring service (DBS)

Yes, though if you have a recent DBS Certificate or have maintained a subscription to the DBS Update Service then it may not be necessary for a further application to be submitted.  An assessment will be undertaken by your employing organisation, utilising guidance from NHS Employers, to determine if a further check is required.

Where a new DBS application is required, the DBS are proposing to extend the scope of their services to include a new fast track check against the adults and/children’s barred lists.  These arrangements will enable employers to recruit into a regulated activity in advance of receiving the full disclosure certificate, where they have undertaken a risk assessment and put in place appropriate monitoring and supervision.

You will not be required to pay for a DBS check.