Streamlining CRB checks

A couple of years ago, I was in employment transition. I ended up having my CRB checked 6 times!! As a nurse, I am required to renew my registration annually – given that a lot of the job roles that require CRB checks actually also require professional registration of one kind or another, why not incorporate a CRB check in the professional registration renewal process? This would mean that employers would do one check – valid registration – and that, if there are people who have a questionable CRB, which has not been picked up because they have not changed jobs recently, this will become apparent.

Why is this idea important?

A couple of years ago, I was in employment transition. I ended up having my CRB checked 6 times!! As a nurse, I am required to renew my registration annually – given that a lot of the job roles that require CRB checks actually also require professional registration of one kind or another, why not incorporate a CRB check in the professional registration renewal process? This would mean that employers would do one check – valid registration – and that, if there are people who have a questionable CRB, which has not been picked up because they have not changed jobs recently, this will become apparent.