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GP Performers List for England

PCSE processes all National Performer List applications for:

We also ensure the Performers list is managed effectively with the removal of a performer, who has retired or left general practice or a performer who has sadly died in service.

 

 



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GPs Joining the Performers List

When you become a GP trainee in England, you need to apply to join the Performers List so you can practice. For new trainees this is currently done automatically by Health Education England (HEE).

HEE currently supply NHS England with details of all GP registrars who will need to be added to the list each August and February. NHS England confirm the inclusion to us and we will notify each GP registrar by email once this has happened.

Make sure your HEE Local Office holds an up to date email address for you, as this will be used by NHS England and ourselves for confirmation of your inclusion on the performers list.

Addition onto the National Performer List website may take time and any other required notifications will be confirmed in letters to you, once all relevant systems have been updated.

Your practice manager will ask to see the following when you start your practice placement:

  • DBS with online update
  • Occupational Health
  • Medical indemnity
  • GMC registration

Speak with your practice manager or local HEE office for more information.

From December 2019, the online performers list system will be live for GPs and the process outlined above will change. Each GP trainee will need to apply online themselves. 

To find out more, visit our What’s Changing page and our News page has the most up to date information about our other services and important information relevant to you as a GP.

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GPs looking to move to England to practice

GPs who have qualified outside of England, from the rest of the UK who are moving to England to practice need to join the English National Performers List. Inclusion on any other Performer List is not transferrable and a new application is necessary before you can practice in England for the NHS.

General practitioners from abroad also need to apply to join the National Performer List, before you can practice.

From December 2019, the online performers list system will be live for GPs and you will need to make your application to join the National Performers List online.

To find out more, visit our What’s Changing page and our News page has the most up to date information about our other services and important information relevant to you as a GP.

 

Until December 2019, please follow these steps to join the National Performers List:

We will send an email confirmation with a case reference number, to the performer’s email address, when the case is created.

 

Face to Face ID&V Appointment

You will shortly be contacted by the Performer List team to arrange a face to face identification and document verification appointment, in one of four locations across England.

You will need to provide the following documentation:

  • CV
  • Photo ID, copy of your passport or driving licence photocard
  • Professional Indemnity or insurance certificate
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate
  • Most recent appraisal, if applicable
  • Graduation certificate
  • Work permit, if applicable
  • Police check, if you have not been resident in UK for the last five years
  • Accepted language test certificate, if applicable
  • CPR certificate
  • Child and Adult safeguarding certificates
  • Occupational Health Clearance

 

NHS England Decision

  • Once we have checked your application and completed your face to face meeting, we will send your application to the relevant NHS England local office
  • The decision to admit or decline an applicant to the Performers List for England is the responsibility of NHS England.

Performers can carry out NHS work as soon as they receive their inclusion letter and do not need to wait until their details are added on to the performers list website.

NHS England will notify us of their decision, and we will then notify you. We will send an inclusion letter by email to the performer’s email address and update the National Performers List website.

Routine applications take approximately 12 weeks, but can take longer if there is delayed or missing information.

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GPs currently practicing in England

We keep the National Performers Lists up to date for all GPs across England, processing any changes to their details, role or location.

From December 2019, the online performers list system will be live for GPs and you will need to make your application to join the National Performers List online.

To find out more, visit our What’s Changing page and our News page has the most up to date information about our other services and important information relevant to you as a GP.

Whether you’re a practicing GP looking to update your details, status/role or practice in your current NHS area or looking to practice in a different NHS region in England, you’ll find the information you need here.

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GPs changing status, name or address
You’ll need to let us know if you are changing your status, for example you are becoming a locum, salaried GP or GP partner within the same NHS region, or you want to tell us that you are now qualified. To do this, you’ll need to complete a NPL3 form.

It’s important to keep the Performer List updated as incorrect or out of date information can affect your prescribing, practice payments and your pension contributions.

We aim to process status updates within 12 weeks, and this is dependent on having all the information we need in order to make the changes.

We can only make the changes on/after the date the change happens, and not before. You can submit your NPL3 form before the date the change happens and we will get all the necessary preparation work underway.

 

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Changing status from GP registrar to qualified GP

Once you have completed your GP training, follow these steps so that we can update your change of status accordingly.

  • Download and complete an NPL3 form
  • Scan and email to pcse.performerlists@nhs.net
  • Make sure the email subject says NPL3 – Completion of training
  • Be sure to attach your CCT certificate (Certificate of Completion of Training) to the email

If you are also changing practice, or personal details, such as name or address, you can let us know on the same NPL3 form.

If you are moving NHS area team, let us know on the same NPL3 form, and we’ll complete the NPL2 process for you at the same time

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number. Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you an inclusion letter.

GP trainees who have newly qualified can work whilst their change notification is being processed by PCSE as they are on the performers list and will be showing on the performers list website. 

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Any change of status, like changing to GP partner, salaried GP or locum

If you need to change your role within the same practice or in another practice in the same area, follow these steps.

If you are also changing personal details, such as name or address, you can let us know on the same NPL3 form.

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

For any partnership changes, from salaried GP/locum to partner, or vice versa, we will check that the NHSE area team are aware of the variation to contract

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you an inclusion letter. 

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Change of name or address
Let us know if you have moved or changed your name:

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you an inclusion letter. 

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Change of practice, within the same locality, for salaried GPs and GP partners

Let us know if you move practice, in the same area, by following these steps:

If you need to change your role within the same practice or in another practice in the same area, follow these steps.

If you are also changing personal details, such as name or address, you can let us know on the same NPL3 form.

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

If you’re a GP Partner continuing the same role in a different practice or if your move means a change of role, such salaried GP/locum to partner, or vice versa, we will check that the NHSE area team are aware of the changes to the contract.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you a confirmation letter. 

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GPs retiring or taking a break from general practice

This section tells you what you need to do if you’re retiring from or leaving general practice, taking a break, and returning to general practice

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Retiring or leaving general practice

For GPs retiring from or leaving general practice, follow these steps:

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

If you’re a GP Partner retiring or leaving general practice, this will mean a contract variation - we will check that the NHSE area team are aware of the changes to the contract.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you a confirmation letter. 

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Taking a break from general practice

GPs can leave general practice but remain on the PL – this may be to practice in secondary care, work abroad or have a family. This process removes a GP  from a practice, but leaves their name on the list.

A GP can remain on the performers list for up to two years without being attached to an NHS practice.

On page one of the NPL3 form, in the section state reason for submitting this change notification form, explain your reason you wish to remain on the performer list

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you a confirmation letter. 

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Returning to general practice within two years

If you return to NHS general practice within two years, you need to submit an NPL3 form to tell us of your new circumstances:

We will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you an inclusion letter. 

You can find out more information on the Performer List England website and on the Health Education England website

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Returning to NHS general practice after two years or more

If you are returning to NHS general practice after a break of two years or more, you may be eligible for the GP Induction and Refresher scheme.

The GP I&R Scheme is designed to provide a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to return to or join NHS general practice in England.

You can find also find out more information on the Performer List England website.

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Reporting the death of a GP in service

We support practices at this understandably difficult time, by dealing with a notification of GP’s death in service.

Practices can notify us by:

  • sending an email to performerlists@nhs.net, with Death in Service as the subject, with the GP’s details
  • calling the Customer Service Centre on 0333 014 2884, choosing 2 for Performer list and speak with a member of our team

The Performer List team will use the information you give us to update the Performers list promptly.

Find out more about pension queries related to death in service.

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GPs looking to practice in a different NHS region

If you are looking to move to a different NHS region in England, you will need to complete an NPL2 form. This will align you with the correct area team for appraisal and revalidation and to ensure the correct codes, for finance and prescribing purposes are assigned.

Additional information is required for salaried GPs and GP Partners only, and we will email a declaration form to your current NHS England local office for them to complete and return.

Once we have the NPL2 and the completed declaration form from NHS England, we will raise a case and send you a confirmation email with a case reference number.

Once we have updated the appropriate systems, including the National Performers List website, we’ll send you a confirmation letter. 

Your move to another NHS region will mean a change of practice, possibly role and address, and you can tell us about all your changes on the NPL2 form, with no need to complete an additional NPL3 form

We are not able to process NPL2 applications before the date the change becomes effective

You can submit requests to the PCSE Performers List team prior to the effective date of the change, and we’ll begin to prepare the case by ensuring all necessary information has been provided

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