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New NHS role added to the DBS eligibility guide

DBS eligibility has been updated to include a new National Health Service (NHS) role.

DBS check for a new NHS role

An NHS role has been added to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. We have made changes to our eligibility guide to include this addition.

As part of your recruitment process to fill a position within the National Health Service (NHS) in England or Wales where the work involves counter fraud measures, the investigation of offences or security management, you can now ask your existing or potential employee to complete a DBS application form.

This role is in the Exceptions Order so that means you can only submit a Standard level DBS application.

When you submit a Standard level DBS application for this role, you should add ‘other workforce’ in field x61 on the application form.

You can read our web pages to find out more about the DBS checking process.

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Published 6 March 2015