DBS Checks for Health Care: Everything you need to know.
Most people who work in health care within the NHS will need an Enhanced DBS Check. This level of check shows full details of a criminal record. This includes cautions, warnings, reprimands, spent and unspent convictions. It can also search the children and vulnerable adults 'barred list' to see if the applicant is prohibited from working with these groups.
Health care professionals who provide care to vulnerable adults and/or children are legally required to have an Enhanced DBS check. Whether you work for the NHS or due to start working for an organisation that operates alongside a trust, the most common roles that will require an Enhanced DBS check include:
- Admin staff
- Medical Secretaries
- On-Site Medical Engineers
People working within the NHS who have incidental contact with patients (admin, catering, maintenance etc.) will need a Standard DBS check.
Health Care Volunteers:
Most volunteers require an Enhanced DBS check, but eligibility for barring lists checks will depend on whether the volunteer would be unsupervised or not.
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