DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Checks
For a number of years, the LPC has been able to process applications for DBS (previosuly CRB) checks on behalf of pharmacy contractors’ pharmacists and staff. Latterly, the number of applications coming through the LPC have dwindled and to ensure LPC resources are used effectively the committee has decided that we will no longer provide these locally. There are a number of companies that can provide these remotely using online application and confirming identity through web-based document verification services (typically the Government’s Verify service) – for example, Disclosure Services who have been the LPC’s service provider throughout our provision of the service.
Contractors now needing DBS checks for pharmacists and staff should now apply direct through Disclosure Services, or similar organisations; you can also get information about DBS checks from the Gov.uk website.