Are you soon to qualify as a doctor?
When you do qualify, a CRB check will no doubt be completed.
The medical profession employs individuals across a wide variety of jobs though not every post requires a DBS Disclosure. Generally speaking, any role which involves providing healthcare to patients i.e. a qualified healthcare professional such as a doctor, or anyone who works under the supervision of a healthcare professional, such as a nursing assistant, will need to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure check. If your job role includes having access to wards where patients are present, you will also need to undergo a CRB/DBS check as you will be coming into contact with patients. If you’re applying for a job as a healthcare professional, this will be stated in the job advertisement.
Disclosures provided by companies such as the Criminal Record and Barring Service offer organisations in all sectors with Disclosures at all levels. Every Disclosure is 100% accurate so employers can be safe in knowing they have all the criminal background details of a person they may be looking to recruit.
CRB checks for doctors need an Enhanced DBS check, but what does this cover?
Enhanced CRB checks for doctors will check for unspent and spent convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands, check on local police records and the national police computer, children’s and adult’s barred list and a check against any other information held by the police. The Enhanced Disclosure is vitally important to anyone providing any element of care, as this will cover the employer and the client within their job role.