New NHS Role added to the DBS Eligibility Guide

March 17th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced an amendment to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975. This Order outlines the job roles that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This means that for certain job roles, employers are allowed to request detailed criminal record information relating to an individual. This change to the exceptions introduces a new role to the Eligibility Criteria (Please see reference code 55) for a DBS check, under the following title:

Any employment or other work in England and Wales regarding counter fraud, investigation and security management in the National Health Service (NHS)

Any employers working within an NHS setting but not in a patient-facing role, should include this in any risk assessments process already run on employees. Any Clients of DDC who request checks upon this basis should contact one of the team on 0845 644 3298 to discuss your requirements and how we can amend your system settings to take account of this change.

To view the full Eligibility Guide on the DBS website please follow this link.

For more information on checking roles within the NHS or undertaking work on behalf of the NHS please see our specific case study: DBS / CRB Checks in NHS settings and for Healthcare Professionals.

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