Enhanced DBS check


From 1st December 2012 the document that used to be called an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Certificate (Enhanced CRB) has been renamed.


It is now called an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (Enhanced DBS).


Birmingham LOC has a contract with Cataphract (a DBS umbrella organisation) through which an Enhanced DBS Certificate can be obtained quickly and with minimum fuss. The usual time taken from initial application to receipt of the certificate is two to three weeks.


To obtain an Enhanced DBS certificate in order to work as a retinopathy screener in the Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service or in order to be included on the NHS England National Ophthalmic Performers List please follow these instructions.


Log in to the Cataphract web site, click here: www.cataphract.co.uk 


Click on the “Begin DBS Check” button at the top of the landing page and you will be taken to a page to ensure you collate the correct documentation and identification documents.


Please follow the links and buttons when you are ready and the site will walk you through the process.


You will be asked whether your “employer” (for the purposes of this application please treat Birmingham LOC as your “employer”) has given you an organisation I D Number.


Our organisation I D Number is: 101401


Complete the form on line.


You will be required to make a payment of £62.00 (subject to change without notice) in order to complete the transaction so have your debit or credit card ready.


You will be sent a paper form for signature which should be signed and returned to Cataphract by return. You will also be asked to present your ID documents to me or my designated representative so just email me on ian.hadfield@nhs.net and I will make arrangements for that to be done.


NB Your application cannot proceed until your documentation has been verified.