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Which DBS check do I need? – NHS Administration

If you wish to work in NHS administration you will need to take an enhanced DBS check because you will be working in close contact with the public, in a context involving children and vulnerable adults.

DBS checks are statutory background checks for those working in frontline roles.

As a member of NHS administration you will interact closely with the public on a daily basis. Working in a hospital environment, you will be surrounded with vulnerable patients of all ages so it is imperative your employer can determine whether you are right for the position.

Administered under the terms of the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, DBS checks offer employers a robust way to vet recruits for frontline work.

Your DBS check for NHS administration staff will be carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service who have the resources to conduct a thorough search.

A DBS check for NHS administration staff will search for any spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, cautions, warnings and non-conviction information held by relevant police forces.

This is a high-level CRB check that can only be requested by your employer. To find out more about enhanced DBS checks and your rights under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, visit: hub.unlock.org.