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DBS Check Pharmaceutical Chemist | Pharmaceutical Chemist DBS Check | DBS & CRB Check for Pharmaceutical Chemists

To work as a pharmaceutical chemist, you will need to take a DBS check.

DBS checks are formal criminal record checks in operation for all those working in public-facing roles.

Pharmaceutical chemists hold an influential position with close contact with the public so like all other healthcare professionals, they are legally obliged to undergo a DBS check.

What type of DBS check will I need?

DBS checks are administered by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office.

A DBS check for a pharmaceutical chemist will be an enhanced DBS check. This type of CRB check is a robust check in line with the significance of your role.

DBS checks are necessary to ensure the public are properly safeguarded from those who may be unsuitable for public-facing roles.

Your DBS check for a pharmaceutical chemist will require a search for any unspent or spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. The DBS will also check if there is any further non-conviction information in existence with relevant police forces or entries on the children’s and vulnerable adults barred lists.

DBS checks for pharmaceutical chemists became a legal requirement in 1974 under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. To read more about the act and what it means for you visit

Across the healthcare sector, enhanced DBS checks are necessary for all professionals and will be requested by employers and professional bodies.. For more information visit the General Pharmaceutical Council.