Contrary to the recent notice on this site, please note that this service will not be removed. The approach has been reviewed following recent feedback which contradicted previous advice. Apologies for any concern caused.
These pages provide information about the National Performers Lists. There are three national lists for Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic performers. The lists provide an extra layer of reassurance for the public that GPs, Dentists and Opticians practising 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 and the NHS Litigation Authority.
The information on these pages is split into two parts, providing different information for different groups of people. The first section provides information for the public; including the facility for members of the public to check the status of their local GP, Dentist or Optician on the relevant performers list.
The other section is for current and prospective performers. It contains the documents needed to apply for inclusion on a list, along with guidance on completing the forms and supplementary information. It also provides a tool to enable performers to find the Area Team for NHS England to which they will be allocated.