Area Team to Pay for Domiciliary Visits: Disclosure and Barring Service Certificates

Disclosure and Barring Service certificates

Where advanced services are provided other than at the contractor’s premises, NHS England will require the person providing the service to have had an enhanced DBS check in advance. As this requirement is over and above the 2013 Directions, such checks will be paid for by the AT in whose area the contractor’s premises are included.

Enhanced DBS certificates will be required in advance of approval being given. Where the pharmacist already has such a certificate in connection with providing NHS services, a further certificate is not required. However, NHS England reserves the right to request a further certificate where it has reasonable cause to do so.

Please see page 11 of the pdf document that can be found by following this link:

Please note the remarks below from Constance Pillar (Assistant Head of Primary Care, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and the Humber):

We will not just make a “blanket” agreement that a pharmacy can conduct MURs in a nursing home or a patients home – we need a specific application for this before we agree it.