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At United CRB we pride ourself in having all the skills you need under one roof

United Medicare – Everything You Need for Online DBS Checks

United Medicare is a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) registered company that provides quick, affordable and effective DBS checks for organisations, companies and individuals throughout the UK.

We specialise in offering a wide range of DBS (formally CRB) checks to our clients, including Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS disclosures, DBS Adult First Request and List 99 checks, and disclosure checks through both Access NI and Disclosure Scotland.

Since our formation in 2001, we’ve provided DBS umbrella body services for over 2,500 organisations looking for DBS checks in England and Wales, Disclosure Scotland checks in Scotland, or Access NI checks in Northern Ireland.

We pride ourselves on offering a personal, expert service to all of our clients, and our expert DBS specialists are focused on providing you with the highest level of service at an affordable rate.

Why choose united CRB

Fast Online DBS

Can be done in 2 working days

Ultra Secure

ISO 27001 Security audit

Administration Fee

Highly competitive

Annual Charges

No subscription fees

Low Error Rate

Due to error checking facility

Support Applicants

To directly deal with error and queries

Monitor Progress

To escalate and follow up

Highly Flexible

Management report and tailored solutions


United Medicare originally began as a medical doctor recruitment agency and DBS umbrella body. Formed in 2001 by a doctor who still practises in the NHS today, we grew from providing CRB (now DBS) checks in the medical field to acting as an umbrella body for over 2,500 clients in a range of industries.

We pride ourselves on low staff turnover and high levels of competency – because by staying together for a long time, our expert team has been able to work on a wide range of DBS software and applications – including our in-house online DBS solution.

Originally acting as a registered body for DBS checks within the medical recruitment industry, we have grown considerably over the years – with our first large contract coming when we secured a contract to provide DBS checks for Torbay Council. This is a tender we’ve won again and again, most recently in 2010 when we were asked to handle the council’s DBS checks for another four years.

We now process DBS application forms for clients as diverse as schools to opticians, and will-writers to care homes. We tailor our service for each client, although we ensure that everyone we work with receives the same levels of security and professionalism.

United Medicare is a corporate member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), ISO 9001:2000 Certified for Quality Management, and have been ISO 27001 Security Audited. We’re also in the process of preparing for a CHECK/CLAS check and a HMG audit.

What are Umbrella Bodies?

According to the DBS classification, an Umbrella Body (such as United Medicare) is a “Registered Body that provides other non-registered organisations with access to the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) range of services.”

That means that we’re well-placed and fully authorised to handle all the DBS needs of non-registered organisations across the UK. As we run a DBS specialist department, United Medicare is responsible for assisting and managing the DBS application processes for all existing and future staff of our non-registered clients.

In short, as an Umbrella Body, we’ll take care of all your DBS needs.


Do I Need an Umbrella Body’s Services?

If your organisation has a requirement for less than 100 DBS checks each year, then the DBS state that you require the services of an Umbrella Body.

And if your organisation has a requirement for more than this number of checks, we recommend leaving it to the experts, so that we can handle everything for you quickly, easily and with a minimum of disruption to your business.

So no matter how many DBS checks you need, give us a call.

Security Certification – ISO 27001:2005 Audit

  • ISO 27001:2005 certification – an internationally recognised security standard completed through a UKAS accredited organisation
  • We also implement a number of internal policies, processes and procedures to manage our security in an auditable manner
  • Our security systems have been designed in a scalable way, so that as our company grows, your security will not be compromised

Additional Security

  • We are in the process of planning a HMG security audit
  • Internal procedures are to be regularly audited by independent Government-appointed CLAS consultants
  • We regularly carry out penetration testing on a regular basis

Management Certification – ISO 9001:2000 Audit

We achieved this certification in 2004

Data Protection Act 1998

United Medicare is registered under and complies with all of the relevant legislation laid out in the data protection act. All personal and sensitive data is used only for the intended purpose and is securely stored at all times.


A number of downloads such as The Form of Agreement, Evidence List, Continuation sheet and the DBS Adult First Request forms are available in PDF format and Word Document.


Customers can use this facility to track the progress of their disclosure applications using the Applicant’s DBS form reference number and their date of birth.


Our online system is fast and effective for completing DBS checks. Specially developed with high security and the capacity to handle large volumes.