DBS Checks: recent delays & top tips on how to avoid themĀ 

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21 / 4 / 2016 Midnight

A number of NHS organisations in the London area have reported that it is taking much longer than the 60 day escalation target for DBS disclosure applications to be processed by the Metropolitan Police, with some applications taking up to 130 days.

The DBS has assured us that their recovery plan is fully operational and they anticipate that normal service standards will be resumed by early summer. We will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, DBS and the Home Office to monitor the situation in London.  

As we move into the first of the recruitment and transition periods for doctors on rotational training programmes, there are a number of measures employers might want to consider putting in place to help manage their time to hire. 

4 ways to avoid DBS check delays

Read our our top tips that will help you speed up the DBS process and manage risk without compromising standards.

Contact us

Employers experiencing significant delays with the DBS process, can contact us at employmentchecks@nhsemployers.org mailbox.

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