How to join the National Performer List (NPL) in Essex

The National Performer List

NHS England has statutory responsibility for managing the England Performers Lists for GPs, General Dental Practitioners and ophthalmic practitioners who undertake NHS primary care services under the respective primary care contracts.  The Performers Lists provide assurance to prospective employers that the performer is suitable and eligible to undertake services and for this reason is included as part of the suite of pre-employment checks undertaken. The Performer List procedure can be found here.

How to join the National Performer List

  • NPL1 FORM – to be completed by GPs joining performers list for first time e.g. GP trainees, GPs from abroad and for *GPs returning back to England or after a career break
  • NPL2 FORM – to be completed by GPs if moving area within England e.g. GP moving from Yorkshire to Essex
  • NPL3 FORM – to be completed by GPs moving within Essex e.g. moving from one practice to another, change of address or GPs wishing to change their status of inclusion e.g. retiring or changing from GP Partner to Locum GP

A GP can check whether or not they are still on NPL online at 


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