Performers Lists

Purposes for processing

The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013 (Performer List Regulations) as amended provides the regulatory framework for managing medical, dental and ophthalmic performers who perform primary care services and entrusts the responsibility for managing the performers lists to NHS England as the commissioner of primary care services. NHS England’s Framework for Managing Performer Concerns sets out NHS England’s governance arrangements for operationalising the Regulations.

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.   NHS England is required by statute to make the Performers List available to members of the public and this provides them with the assurance that the primary care practitioner is safe and fit to practise.

For further information please refer to NHS England’s performer list policies and procedures.

Sources of the data

Applications for inclusion must be made by sending NHS England an application in writing in line with Regulation 4 of The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013 as amended.

Categories of personal data

The personal data includes; full name, sex, date of birth, residential address and telephone number. For further information please refer to the National Performers List Application Form.

Categories of recipients

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) is responsible for administering entry and status changes to Performer Lists on behalf of NHS England.

Legal basis for processing

For the GDPR purposes NHS England’s lawful basis for processing is Article 6(1)(e) ‘…exercise of official authority…’. For the processing of special categories data, the basis is Article 9(2)(h) ‘…health or social care…’.