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Performers Lists for England

We are responsible for administering the National Performer Lists on behalf of NHS England, to include entry and status changes to performers lists on behalf of NHS England:

  • Applications to join the performers list
  • Change of local office
  • Changes in status
  • Changes of personal details

Our new Performers List service launched this year, moving the performer list process from paper to online.

 

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New Performers List online service 

In 2019, all Performers Lists moved to a new online service, and can be accessed via PCSE Online. Transformation began with Ophthalmic practitioners at the end of September, followed by GPs and Dentists at the start of December.

The new online service replaced the form paper-based NPL1, NPL2 and NPL3 forms, offering new applicants and existing performers an easy to use process to join the performers list, notify PCSE of any change in circumstances and keep their information up to date.

Our What’s Changing page will keep you up to date with the latest in our transformation programme.

For the latest information and important updates about all our services, visit the News page.

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What are Performer Lists?
Any GP, optometrist or dentist offering primary care in an NHS setting is required to be registered on the National Performers List. There are three performers lists operated by NHS England – one for each profession.

The lists provide an extra layer of reassurance for the public that GPs, Dentists and Optometrists 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.

We are responsible for administering the three performer lists, to include entry and status changes to performers lists on behalf of NHS England. The decision to admit or decline an applicant to the National Performers Lists is the responsibility of NHS England.

Find out more at the National Performers List website.

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Performers List for GPs

PCSE processes all National Performer List applications for:

  • GP registrars joining the Performers list
  • Current GPs moving area team
  • Practicing GPs and locums changing their details, role or status
  • GPs wishing to work in general practice in England, currently practicing in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales or abroad

Find out more about joining or updating your status at our dedicated page for the GP Performers List.

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Performers Lists for Optometrists

Any National Performer List applications submitted by an Ophthalmic practitioner are dealt with by PCSE. These can include:

  • Pre-reg opticians changing their status to qualified
  • Practicing opticians changing area team or status e.g. change of practice, update of address
  • Opticians joining an English practice from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales or abroad

Discover more by visiting our page dedicated to the Ophthalmic Performers List.

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Performers List for Dentists

We process all National Performer List applications for:

  • Foundation dentists joining the performers list
  • Practicing dentists changing practice or area team
  • Dentists looking to practice in England, from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales or abroad

Learn more on the Dentists Performer List page.

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