Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

All medical students are required to complete a DBS check prior to commencing onto clinical placements.

You are required to complete the online form, which would have been emailed to you by Admissions. You should then take your three pieces of ID and relevant form to a local Post Office for them to complete the ID checks linked to your DBS.

Once the ID check is complete, the form will automatically be sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service for the relevant police checks to take place.

We will then receive the result of your check electronically, and you will be sent the certificate in the post.

If you have any problems with your DBS check, please email medicine.dbs@manchester.ac.uk.

Frequently asked questions

What if I haven’t received my DBS disclosure certificate back before my first day on the MBChB programme?

DBS checks will be verified electronically. In the event that you have yet to receive your DBS certificate by the time you start the programme, you will be required to complete a disclaimer form upon arrival. 

I am an international student. Is there anything I need to bring?

You will have already provided a letter of good conduct or police check as part of your application process. This is in place of a DBS check.

Therefore, assuming you completed the requirements in terms of your letter of good conduct/police check, there is nothing further you need to do.

I have completed my DBS application form, but I am worried I may have missed declaring something. How do I know what should be declared?

Look at the government's guidance on what should be declared in your DBS application. If you think you have omitted information from your DBS application form, please contact the Admissions Team via ug.medicine@manchester.ac.uk.

I have completed the MBChB Foundation Programme and am now entering Year 1. Do I need to complete any forms?

You will be contacted and asked to complete an online Criminal Record Declaration Form (CRD).

This is not a full DBS check, as you completed this on entry to the Foundation Programme, but the CRD form asks you to declare any charges that may have occurred in the last 12 months since your full DBS check.