Change of status
GP registrars and Dental Foundation Trainees are already on the National Performers Lists when they conclude their training. Dental Foundation Trainees and GP Registrars can continue to work while the NPL3 form regarding their status change is being processed by PCSE.
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.
PCSE is responsible for checking that any partners who have left a practice have had their patients redistributed to other GPs at the practice – this is part of NPL2 and NPL3 processing.
If you are contacted regarding this, please provide the details of how the patients need to be reallocated.
Setting up a pooled list
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:
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 an NPL 2 or NPL3 (change to circumstance or status) is processed for a new GP joining a practice, 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 English NPL before they receive their professional qualification from their country of residence. Applications to join the English NPL can take up to 12 weeks to process, 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. Click here to find out more about joining the NPL.