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Criminal record checks and declarations

Criminal record checks

Before you are employed as a doctor, begin a new role or starting your foundation training, your employer will generally need to ensure that you have received appropriate certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), or its equivalent in the devolved nations.

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Declaring a criminal conviction

When applying for jobs within the health service, we must declare if we have ever had any criminal convictions in the past or are the subject of proceedings that might lead to a criminal conviction. However, did you know that you have on-going responsibilities throughout the duration of your employment in regard to criminal conviction declarations?

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