Online Disclosure and Barring Service Application

LocumKey now allows you to complete your Enhanced DBS check online, with a super-fast, reliable and efficient service, tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
Four out of five of our applications are completed within a week, 30% of those within 24 hours.


The Disclosure and barring service application (DBS) check was created as a replacement for Criminal records bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Agency (ISA) checks. As Pharmacists work with vulnerable adults and children, they now require an enhanced DBS check in order to work. Locum agencies and Contractors will need to see a copy of your certificate before registering you. As a locum, alongside your DBS certificate, you will need to be registered with the DBS update service which allows any employer to check your DBS status online, making your certificate transferable across any employer.

Medical Professionals

As its now essential, we offer a full Enhanced DBS check for all medical professionals, including Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Dispensing technicians etc.

Pre-reg pharmacists

You can get your Enhanced DBS certificate done as a Pre-Pegistration student here, and continue to use it as a registered Pharmacist. This may be particularly useful if you are planning on locumming immediately after joining the register.

The process

  1. Purchase your Enhanced DBS check and enter your basic details on our shop page. The cost of an Enhance DBS check is £64.99.
  2. You will be emailed a link within 24 hours to complete an application form at our secure online portal.
  3. Once completed, you will be requested to send us copies of your relevant ID documents for us to verify. The lists of accepted ID can be found here:
    1. EEA Nationals (Includes UK)
    2. Non-EEA nationals
  4. Once we have verified the ID documents you have sent, we will progress your application to our counter signatory at onlineDBS*, who will then pass your information onto the Disclosure barring service for processing and checks.
  5. You will be kept updated each step of the way and posted your original Enhanced DBS certificate once checks are completed.
  6. You then have 30 days of the issue of your certificate to register for the update service. They charge an annual fee of £13.00 and you can register here:
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