If you work in healthcare, you will have had a DBS at some point. However, when you locum, you need to take care of your own DBS rather than it being ordered by the company you intend to work for. If you already work for the NHS your employer should put you onto the auto-enrollment system. So you might already have a copy.

NHS and keyworkers are able to get fast track DBS there are also 3rd party companies that will also speed up this process for a small fee.

here is an example of a few.

use the search term “ Key workers fast track enhanced DBS

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-of-charge-dbs-applications-and-fast-track-barred-list-check-service

https://dbs-online.org.uk/covid-apply/

If you have an old DBS please keep this to hand but take a screen shot of your current DBS application.

NOTE:  If you already have a standard or enhanced DBS certificate

You will need your certificate number to register for the Update Service. You must register for the Update Service within 30 days of the certificate being issued.


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