Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Hospice UK is delighted to now offer its members a rapid and cheaper online service for processing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (formerly CRB).

Hospice care worker and patient

Through this easy to use online system, DBS check applications can be submitted, processed and tracked efficiently and cost effectively with applicant details sent directly to the DBS database via the e-bulk system.

The system, provided by uCheck, uses the latest technology (DBS e-Bulk disclosure system).

Key benefits of using our online DBS service, include:

  • Quick and easy registration – you could be submitting your applications online today.
  • Simple online process which takes less than five minutes to request a disclosure.
  • Hassle free administration with virtually no queries.
  • Fast turnaround – enhanced disclosures completed in as little as 24 hours.
  • Available to everyone regardless of the number of checks your organisation performs.
  • Cheaper rate.


The initial licence fee and set-up payable by hospice is £24 (including VAT).

Charge per online application:

  • Volunteers: £4.80 (including VAT)
  • Paid staff: £48.80 (including VAT) This includes the DBS charge of £44 for an enhanced disclosure.

As a comparison enhanced checks with other providers, range from £52 to £58 per check.

Our online system allows two users from each hospice to request disclosures and have access to results. Should you require additional users, they will be charged at £6 (including VAT) each.

There are no other charges.


This new service has been successfully piloted by four hospices. The view after using and testing this service is that it is cost effective and very efficient.

“We have found the service fantastic! - user friendly and speedy”
Yvonne Wood, HR Manager at Hospice of the Good Shepherd

What to do now

For more information about the service, or details of how you can get started, please email Tori Bulley or telephone 0843 178 0818. You can also visit the uCheck website for more information.

We look forward to working with you.

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