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Pharmacist DBS Check
Your guide to a pharmacist DBS check! DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) helps employers to make safer recruitment decisions and stop unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults and children.
As pharmacists may have access to vulnerable adults and children it is a requirement that they also have a DBS check completed.
It is becoming more frequent now that DBS is an essential requirement to working as a locum pharmacist. All the large pharmacy multiples ask for it as part of their registration process.
Employed pharmacists also have a requirement to complete a DBS check for their employer.
Most universities carry out enhanced checks for the students however the validity of the check ends when students enter paid work as a pre-registration pharmacist.
Locate a Locum can provide DBS checks
Locate a Locum offers a quick, simple and cost effective method to persons wanting to obtain a DBS check.
DBS Update Service
This service is provided annually and can be of benefit to all pharmacists. By registering with the service, it keeps your certificate valid and ensures employers that your certificate is current and up to date.
To join the update service please visit : www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.
The certificate must be registered with the annual update service within 19 days of receipt..
How much does it cost to get a pharmacist DBS check through Locate a Locum:
It costs only £65 to get a DBS check via Locate a Locum. We believe this is the cheapest on the market available to pharmacists
How do I pay for the Pharmacist DBS Check:
We facilitate payment by the online secure payment portal PayPal after you complete your application. If you do not have a PayPal account, select the option to pay with credit/debit card.
Why do I need to get my documents verified at the Post office?
Under strict new DBS regulations, they must ensure that documents are not only identity checked but also the individual is checked against the documents provided. Any breach of this will be considered fraudulent activity and will render your DBS check invalid.
How long does the DBS process take?
DBS state that certificates can take up to 6 weeks however the majority of certificates are processed within only 2 weeks.
Why is the annual update service important?
It is important to register with the update service within 19 days of receiving your certificate as this allows you to carry your DBS check between employers. The update service is the easiest way for you to have a current, valid and up to date DBS check.
At present, Locate a Locum are providing the cheapest DBS checks in relation to our competitors. To start the process, and to secure your DBS for only £65, email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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