Changes to the Performers List for England
04 November 2019
Primary Care Support England (PCSE) will launch a new service from December that will make it quicker and easier for all new Dental Performers to apply to join the Performers List for England, as well as allowing existing performers to submit and track changes. Existing Perfomers will also begin receiving their registration details by email from 2 December.
Any dentist offering primary care in an NHS setting is required to be registered on the National Performers List. The list provides 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 (DBS) and the NHS Litigation Authority.
For ophthalmic performers, the service went live on 30 September 2019, with both new applicants and existing performers applications now being successfully processed online.
The service is available 24/7, is intuitive and guides users through the application process, allowing them to upload documentation directly into PCSE online. Information is validated prior to submission, reducing the number of rejections and speeding up the process. Performers are also able to track the status of their application online.
What performers need to do
Existing performers will begin receiving their user registration details by email from 2 December. This will enable them to access PCSE Online for Performer List services. PCSE will be using NHS BSA registered email addresses listed in Compass for user registration so please ensure your email address is up to date.
More information will become available over the coming weeks in the form of further articles, as well as user guides, an updated website and details of how to ask questions about the new service.
Details of how to access the system will be available closer to launch.
For updates on the latest transformation news, visit the PCSE website and keep an eye out for PCSE's Dental Bulletin.