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The Performers List for England is a list of approved GPs, opticians and dentists working in primary care, who satisfy a range of criteria necessary for working in the NHS; they are suitably qualified, have up to date training, have appropriate English language skills and have passed other relevant checks. 

Search the Performers List here

Only GPs, opticians and dentists working in NHS primary care need to be on the Performers list for England. 

 

You can search the Performers List for England here.

 

The GP/Dentist/Optician will need to log into PCSE Online, access the Performer List home page, and submit the appropriate change(s).

GP Practice Managers are required to approve status changes for GPs in their practice, via PCSE Online. This requires the PL Practice Manager role. Ask your practice's User Administrator to provide you with the appropriate access. Guidance on approving status changes can be found here.

The GP/Dentist/Optician will need to log into PCSE Online, access the Performer List home page, and submit the appropriate change(s).

GP Practice Managers are required to approve status changes for GPs in their practice, via PCSE Online. This requires the PL Practice Manager role. Ask your practice's User Administrator to provide you with the appropriate access. Guidance on approving status changes can be found here.

If you want to tell us about that you have completed your training and want to change your Performer Type from GP Registrar to GP performer:

  • Click Performer Type on the PCSE Online Performer Home Page

Your current performer type will be displayed

  • Select the appropriate performer type:
    • GP Performer
    • Armed Services 1
    • Armed Services 2
  • You must upload evidence that you have completed your training
  • You must upload evidence of indemnity or insurance to cover your new role
  • Click on Submit
  • Confirm this by selecting OK
  • A Case ID will be automatically generated and sent to you for reference

This process does not update your Employment details. It sets your status to a default of registered with licence, which indicates you are working as a locum.

If you are working as a salaried GP or GP Partner, update your practice information in the Employment Details section.

 

If you want to tell us that you have completed your Foundation dental training and want to change your status to Dental Performer, this is what you need to do:

  • Click Performer Type on the PCSE Online Performer Home Page

  • Your current performer type will be displayed as Foundation Dentist
  • Select the appropriate performer type:
    • Dental Performer
  • You must upload evidence that you have completed your training
  • You must upload evidence of indemnity or insurance to cover your new role
  • Click on Submit
  • Confirm this by selecting OK
  • A Case ID will be automatically generated and sent to you for reference

The change of status will be approved and the Dental Performer List for England will be updated once complete.

 

Change of status

GP registrars and Dental Foundation Trainees are already on the Performers List for England when they conclude their training. Dental Foundation Trainees and GP Registrars can continue to work whilst their status change is being processed by PCSE.

General Practitioners    

GP registrars who have newly qualified can work as they are on the performers list and will be showing on the performers list website.  The individual can show they are qualified by producing their certificate of completed training (CCT)  This is also reflected on the GMC register which any employer can check if they so wish.

  1. GP Trainees legally cease to be trainees when the GP registrar achieves their CCT and the GMC register is updated.
  2. NHS England policy requires GP Trainees to provide evidence that they have completed their training and to update their status in PCSE Online, enabling PCSE to update their status on the performers list.  If the GP registrar has evidenced this, they have fulfilled their obligations under the regulations and NHS England policy.
  3. The change in status on the Performers List itself does not require NHS England Medical Director (MD) / Responsible Officer (RO) approval as this is a routine administrative process.
  4. During this period of time, and in the event that an enquiry regarding their status is received from either the recently qualified trainee or an organisation wishing to use their service, MDs or their delegated officers should assure themselves that the trainee has completed their training by either checking the GMC register, and or liaising with HEE if they are a GP registrar. If the MD or their delegated officer can assure themselves via this route, there should be no reason why the trainee should not be permitted to practise independently whilst the administrative change in status is undertaken.

 

If your practice would like to set up a pooled list, please contact the Performers List team.

Go to www.pcse.england.nhs.uk/contact-us and select ‘Performers Lists’ from the drop down menu. In the message box please state your practice would like to set up a pooled list and ensure the following information is included in the submission:

  • Practice Code
  • Practice Name
  • Pooled List Name (usually this is the practice name) and start date.

The Performers List team then set up the practice on NHAIS and will contact the practice to discuss next steps in enabling the pooled list to be set up on their clinical systems.

Click the tile below to view our video guide.

Pooled List

Pooled List Video Guide

 

Yes.  If you move to a new practice, a new GP code will be issued to you as part of the Performers List change  notification process.  Please do not use your old GP code once you move to a new practice, as this would result in new  patient registrations being assigned to your previous practice, and the patient’s medical records would be sent to your previous practice.

When a GP updates their employment details on PCSE Online, PCSE will send the performer a change notification confirmation letter which includes their prescribing number,  G referral code, and their local code. If you require these codes for performers in your practice, please ask them for a copy of this letter.

No, applicants can apply to join the Performers List for England before they receive their professional qualification from their country of residence. It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible to enable PCSE to carry out the necessary checks before we submit the application to NHS England for approval. Find out more on the Performers List page for your profession.

By accessing Compass, the NHS Dental Services  ‘Contract Management, Payments and Superannuation system’; you can find details about your Performer Number and further detailed information on the website https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-dental-services

Dental Services have also launched video tutorials to assist you with Compass. Visit the website to view -  http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/compass/guidance-and-tutorials

 

PCSE Online is a web-based system for submitting and approving Performer List change notifications and Performer List applications. 

Practices, Performers, CCGs and NHS England can access the service via the PCSE website with a unique login ID and password.

Some users may already have access to PCSE Online for ordering supplies and tracking medical records. Users who already have access to PCSE Online will not be assigned Performers List related roles and if these users require access, they will still need to follow the user management guidance to gain access to the new services.

Ask your practice's User Administrator to provide you with the relevant access via the User Management tab in PCSE Online or visit the Practice Managers page to access the relevant user guides.

PCSE Online is a secure web based syetem and uses encrypted communications.

We recommend that your browser should support Transport Layer Security 1.2 (TLS1.2). Currently the following browsers, and all subsequent versions (v) after those stated in the list below, support TLS 1.2:

  • Chrome - v30 and later
  • Firefox - v27 and later
  • Internet Explorer - v11
  • Opera - v17
  • Safari - v5 on iOS and v7 on OS X

You will require your own user ID and password to access the system.

PCSE Online is web-based, so you will need to be connected to the internet. You can use PCSE Online on any device that has internet access, including laptops, tablets, mobile telephones and desktop computers.

Where the issue relates to connectivity or something not related to PCSE Online, please contact your own IT Helpdesk.

Where the issue relates to PCSE Online please contact PCSE via the online enquiry form.

To do this go to the Contact Us page of the PCSE website and select “Performers List” from the drop-down list of subject enquiry types.

Complete the details requested and state in your message that you are having problems logging in to PCSE Online.

No. Only PCSE and NHS England can view the documents.

As you returned to work as a GP during Covid, your licence to practice is only temporary. 

 

Apply to stay on the GP Performers List for England

All Performer List processes are managed via PCSE Online, however, due to your current role, you will need to submit a paper application to return to practice. 

Please download the NPL1 form here, complete and return to pcse.performerlists@nhs.net inbox. To enable us to efficiently process your application to return to practice, please include the following supporting documentation with your application, as scans or photographs:

  • Your CV – Please ensure dates are in dd/mm/yyyy format and explain any gaps in employment over 2 weeks 
  • Photo ID – Copy of your current passport, or driving licence photocard (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands or EU). Other acceptable forms of ID can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) website 
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (or DBS application reference number). Please upload both pages and ensure that all information is visible* 
  • Professional indemnity or insurance certificate of membership*  Not required covered by CNSGP
  • CPR (valid for 12 months unless certificate states otherwise) 
  • Adult safeguarding and child safeguarding certificates - (Adult and Child Safeguarding must both be completed at level 3 and must include the date completed) 
  • Certificate of graduation or postgraduate training 
  • Occupational Health Clearance Certificate (Fitness to Practice and Exposure Prone Procedure Clearance)
  • A copy of your most recent appraisal/outcome statement (if you have had an appraisal) 

Please note: If you have lived outside of the UK (in the last 5 years), studied or trained outside of the UK or Republic of Ireland, you will be required to submit a police check. Documents and certificates not provided in the English language must include an official translation

*It is possible to submit your application without your DBS and indemnity/insurance certificates, and upload these at a later date via the Performers List home page, but your application cannot be considered by NHS England until they have been uploaded.

 

Important information regarding DBS certificates

 It is important to apply for your enhanced DBS certificate early, and in advance of making your application to join the Performers List. It can take up to eight weeks to obtain an enhanced DBS certificate, and an application cannot be progressed without one. Applicants are strongly advised to register for the DBS online update service as soon as you receive your DBS certificate. If you do not register for the service within 28 days of receipt of the certificate it will become invalid and you will need to apply for a new certificate. Your application cannot be approved without an enhanced DBS certificate that is registered with the online update service. 

 

Referees 

You are required to enter contact details for two referees who have agreed to provide clinical references relating to two recent or current posts. If you provide details for a referee based outside of the UK you will also need to include proof of their registration.

 

Making changes to your details on the Performers List for England

Once your application is approved, we will update your details on PCSE Online. You can then log in to PCSE Online at any time to view the details held about you on the List. In line with The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013, as amended, you are required to keep your details on the National Performers List up to date, including: –

  • Change of name or contact details 
  • Change of employer
  • Change of NHS England local office 
  • Withdrawal from the National Performers List. 

If you need to make any changes to your details you will need to do this via PCSE Online.