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If you have purchased an Enhanced DBS check from uCheck, a Bookamed affiliate the checks are typically completed in 48 hours. Bookamed makes no profit on your purchase from uCHeck.

During Bookamed registration if you have highlighted that you wish to purchase an Enhanced DBS check from uCheck then you would have received an email with a link to provide your information. If you have not received the link please email support@bookamed.com or call 0333 7000 700 and we will be happy to help you.

Once your Enhanced DBS check is complete you can then print the Enhanced DBS certificate and upload it to the Bookamed online platform. 
 

In addition to the mandatory pre-employment checks each locum must complete the following checks to book Out Of Hours (OOH) sessions:  

  1. Basic Life Support certificate (less than 12 months old)
  2. Safeguarding Children Level 3 (less than 3 years old)
  3. Safeguarding Adults (less than 1-year-old)
  4. Proof of Hepatitis B status

Being an online recruitment company Bookamed shall use video link (such as Skype, FaceTime, etc) as the primary method to conduct identity checks and verify the Right to Work (such as their passport) document. When the video link method is used the GP Locum shall first send the original identity and Right to Work documents to Bookamed. On receipt of the documents Bookamed shall then contact the GP Locum via video link to complete the check in the presence of the GP Locum (ensure the document is genuine, photographs are consistent with the appearance of the person on the screen, etc) before copying the document as necessary and returning the originals to the GP Locum. Wherever possible Bookamed shall conduct face-to-face interviews to verify the proof of Identity and Right to Work documents. The GP Locum consents to Bookamed using additional third party tools to verify the authenticity of the original documents provided.

The following pre-employment checks are completed before listing a Locum on the Bookamed platform:

Category of Pre-employment Check  Documents required from GP Locum Mandatory / Additional Infomation Sourced By Check Conducted By Final Approver
Identity Checks Passport Copy Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Identity Checks Address Proof (Utility Bill or Bank Statement within the last 3 months) Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Right to work Check Right to Work (Visa) Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Professional Registration and Qualification Checks  General Medical (GMC) Certificate Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Professional Registration and Qualification Checks   Proof of inclusion in National Performers List Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Professional Registration and Qualification Checks  Medical Indemnity Certificate Mandatory Bookamed Client  Client 
Employment History and Checks CV Mandatory  Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Employment History and Checks Letter of Recommendation 1 Mandatory  Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Employment History and Checks Letter of Recommendation 2 Mandatory Bookamed Bookamed Client 
Criminal Records and Barring Checks  Disclosure and Barring Certificate  Mandatory  Bookamed / Client  Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Certificate of Completion of Training  Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Degree Certificate Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Equality and Diversity Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Basic Life Support Course Certificate  Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Child Safe Guarding Level 3 Certificate Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Adult Safeguarding Certificate  Additional  Bookamed Client  Client 
Occupational Checks Immunisation History Report  Additional  Bookamed Client  Client