Performer list policies and procedures

The process for performers to gain entry and make status changes to the National Performer Lists will soon be changing. Please see the Primary Care Support England website for details and updates on the new service.

NHS England is responsible for commissioning high quality primary care services for the population of England. NHS England’s commissioning policy is to move towards more place based, clinically led commissioning and is sharing or delegating commissioning of primary medical care services to CCGs

In addition to commissioning primary care services. NHS England has responsibility for commissioning of all dental services including specialist, community and out of hours dental services.

The following documents form part of a suite of policies and procedures to support commissioning and contract management of primary care.

These policies and procedures support quality and consistency of commissioning and eliminate duplication of effort in the management of the four primary care contractor groups

All policies and procedures have been designed to support the principle of proportionality. By applying these policies and procedures, commissioners should be able to respond to local issues within a national framework. .

Primary care professional bodies, representatives of patients and the public and other stakeholders were involved in the production of these documents.

The policies are underpinned by five key principles;

  • To support the continuous improvement of primary care
  • To maintain the right balance between operating in a consistent fashion, maintaining appropriate local flexibility
  • Clear alignment with NHS England commissioning policy and NHS England business plan.
  • Compliance with legislation
  • To support a reasonable, proportionate and consistent approach across the four primary care contractor groups.

This suite of documents will be refined in light of feedback from users. Please send your feedback to clearly stating in the subject header “Policy feedback: policy name”.

Performer list policies and procedures

Please see below to access additional policies:

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) is responsible for administering entry and status changes to Performer Lists on behalf of NHS England. The decision to admit or decline an applicant to the National Performers List is the responsibility of NHS England.

Information on how to join the Performers List for the first time or, if you are already on the Performers List and need to  change your status to qualified or change your home or work address, can be on the PCSE website.