Primary Care Support England

Performers Lists

There are three national Performer Lists operated by NHS England – one for Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic performers. The lists provide an extra layer of reassurance for the public that GPs, Dentists and Opticians practicing in the NHS are suitably qualified, have up to date training, have appropriate English language skills and have passed other relevant checks such as with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and the NHS Litigation Authority.

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) is responsible for administering entry and status changes to Performer Lists on behalf of NHS England. The decision to admit or decline an applicant to the National Performers List is the responsibility of NHS England.

This page contains easy steps for:

Easy steps to Performers Lists applications

Applying to join the Performers Lists for the first time

Note to GP registrars:

Trainees commencing their registrar placements between February and July 2017 (inclusive) will not need to complete and submit an application form.

Health Education England (HEE) should have now provided NHS England’s local Medical Directors with details of their latest intake of GP registrars. NHS England will then advise PCSE which GP registrars will need to be added to the list from February 2017. PCSE will add these trainees to the performers list and we will notify each trainee once this has happened.

Separately, NHS England has been seeking an amendment to legislation that will change the way GP registrars are included on the performers list which may require further changes to the current process in the future.

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Step One – Application form and supporting documents

To apply for entry onto a Performer List, you will need to complete the NPL1 National Performer List Application form. Download the NPL1 National Performer List application form.

As well as sending a completed NPL1 form, at the same time you will need to send evidence of a DBS check and provide references in order to complete your application.  Further information on this can be found on the NPL1 National Performer application form.

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Step Two – Submitting your application

Your application form should be sent to PCSE. Contact details for PCSE offices can be found here.

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Step Three – Application form checks

Once you have submitted your application, the PCSE performers list team will check that your application form has been completed properly and will contact you if there is any missing information. Your application will then be passed to the PCSE National Engagement Team (NET) to organise a face-to-face meeting for identity checks and document verification.

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Step Four – Identification and document verification appointment

Once the NET team have received your application, a Local Training Manager (LTM) from the team will contact you to arrange a face-to-face appointment and remind you of the documents you need to provide.

A list of locations where face to face checks take place can be found here.

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Step Five – Processing the application

Following a successful face-to-face appointment, PCSE will start processing your application and complete the necessary background checks. PCSE will then send your application to the relevant NHS England local office, who will consider your application. The outcome of NHS England’s decision is sent to PCSE.

PCSE may contact you to request further information if the NHS England local office dealing with your application need this to help make their decision.

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Step Six – Notification and confirmation

PCSE will notify you of the outcome of the decision by post or email. If your application is approved, PCSE will notify you, and add you to the Performer List.
Routine applications take approximately 12 weeks to process from start to finish. If there are any issues, such as incomplete or missing documents, with the application checks the process will take longer.

Changing your Performers Lists status to qualified or changing home or work address

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Step One – Application form and supporting documents

To change your Performer List status, address or practice you will need to complete the NPL3 Application Form.

For changes to your address or practice, please submit your application within 28 days of the change. For changes to your status as well as sending a completed NPL3 form, at the same time you will need to obtain and send the following to complete your application:

  • A certificate of completion of training (CCT)/or vocational training certificate.
  • A letter of clinical reference from your trainer.

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Step Two – Submitting your application

Your application form and the supporting documents (see above) should be emailed or posted to Primary Care Support England. Contact details for PCSE offices can be found here.
Administering status changes to the Performer List typically takes around 10 working days to process from receipt of the completed application form and all the required documentation. We are unable to start processing your application until all the required documents are received.

Please consider these timescales when considering potential start dates with your practice.

 

Changing your NHS England team

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Step One – Application form

When moving between NHS England teams, the NPL2 Application Form should be used to inform PCSE.

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Step Two – Submitting your application

Your application form should be emailed or posted to Primary Care Support England. Contact details for PCSE offices can be found here.

For changes to your address or practice, or NHS England team, please submit your application within 28 days of the change.