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

Essex falls within the Performers List in the East, covering: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge & Peterborough. To apply to join the Performers List in the East or to notify NHS England of any changes, please complete one of the 3 forms depending on your individual circumstances:

  • NPL1 FORM – to be completed by GPs joining performers list for the 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 into the East region from another part of England e.g. GP moving from London to Essex
  • NPL3 FORM – to be completed by GPs moving within the East region 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 https://www.performer.england.nhs.uk/ 

The process for performers to gain entry and make status changes to the National Performer Lists will be changing. Click here to read more.

Contact details

For any queries regarding applying for the NPL please email: pcse.performerlists@nhs.net or visit https://pcse.england.nhs.uk/


The video below from our Skills Show & Job Fair in Basildon on 6th March features Dr Amit Tiwari and Dr Sunitha Padmanabhan’s workshop presentation discussing how to join the Performers List in Essex as well as the continuing Appraisal and Revalidation process.

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