About Community Pharmacy South Central
Continuously improving the quality of care we give patients and
improving the outcomes of their treatment is the core purpose of
the new NHS commissioning system.
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Services may be commissioned locally either by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) or Local Authorities / Public Health teams (LAs).
These services are known as Locally Commissioned Services or LCS.
Information - important references that are relevant across all SHIP locations
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.
A DBS check may be needed for:
An employer can ask for a DBS check for certain roles.
DBS eligibility guidance lists most roles that are eligible for a check. However, the guidance isn’t comprehensive so contact DBS if unsure.
Applicants (job candidates) can’t do a criminal records check on themselves, but they can request a ‘basic disclosure’.
How to get a DBS check
For more information visit the DBS website: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
UPDATE - June 2015
Be advised that your local office of Primary Care Support (PCS) Services will no longer be able to complete and submit the Disclosure and Barring Service Checks forms on behalf of applicants to the Performer List.
Applicants seeking to join the Performer List will be required to complete and submit these forms themselves and can use any one of the umbrella bodies recommended by the Home Office for supporting applicants with their DBS application. These umbrella bodies can be found at https://dbs-ub-directory.homeoffice.gov.uk/
PCS Services is subject to a national procurement exercise and an external provider will be announced later this year who will deliver its services under a new national contract. The work of submitting DBS forms on behalf of Performer List applicants, which some PCS Services offices have undertaken, is not included in the terms of the contract that is now being procured.
Your local office of PCS Services will therefore discontinue providing this service to Provider List applicants from 1 June 2015. Any applications received at this office on or before 31 May will not be affected by change. After this date, either the applicant or the practice will be required to return their DBS forms themselves. Once the relevant DBS certificate is received by PCS Services, along with the other paperwork, the application to be included on the Performer List will be processed as usual.
Services & Local Information - listed below are by geography for both CCGs and LAs combined
nb: This section does not contain information on services commissioned by NHS England. Click NHS England Advanced Services for services such as MURs, NMS, NHS Flu & NUMSAS or NHS England Local Enhanced Services for services such as PURM.