The CQC do not require staff other than the Registered Manager to have a CQC countersigned DBS (formerly CRB) check for purposes of CQC registration.

But whilst it is not a CQC requirement, the NHS Employment Check Standards recommends that general practices ensure that they carry out appropriate DBS checks on all applicants for any position within their practice that qualifies for such a check. This should include health visitors, nursing staff and so on.

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