Disclosure Barring Services – DBS for GPs and Pharmacists

Disclosure Baring Service is issued after criminal background is checked in England and Wales.  This involves criminal check of a healthcare professional’s background. This is for where the locum lives (and not where locum work is based). Checks include reports from information held by police centralised records.

There are four checking levels: Basic, Standard and Enhanced and Enhanced with Barred list check. For GPs and Pharmacist, the Enhanced level is the minimum requirement situable for these positions.


Once a certificate is issued, health care professionals are advised to join the update service, currently at £13/annum. This ensures the checks are reviewed annually without making a new DBS application. The update service has to be joined within 30 days of DBS certicate issue date.

In Scotland, a GP or pharmacist will require to carry out check with Disclosure Scotland. Like the DBS, there are four different checking levels; Basic, Standard and Enhanced and Enhanced with Barred list. The most detailed level of check is called the Protecting Vulnerable Groups [PVG] scheme.

In Northern Ireland, Access NI is required in the checking levels.

Throughout the United Kingdom, the DBS, PVG and Access NI aims to make safer recruitment decisions, and stops unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children.

We assist you in processing your online application for DBS at your convenience from £65.00. To apply, click here to complete the application form

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For any queries, send us an email to us at [email protected]. You may have your document verified by:

  1. a professional colleague, an official representative (such as the post office), police or more.
  2. Veri-fy method
  3. Posting your original documents to us via a recorded delivery

Certificates required in UK geographical regions

  • England – Enhanced DBS is required

  • Northern Ireland – Access NI

  • Scotland – PVG level is required

  • Wales – Enhanced  DBS is required

  • Duration of DBS check
    Validity: 12 Months

    DBS Certificate Validity

  • Duration: 5-7 days

    Duration of DBS Application

  • Cost: From £65.00

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