The Professional Standards Team lead the improvement and development of systems and processes to support NHS England’s responsibility to manage the Performers Lists.
The Performers Lists provide the regulatory framework to ensure that medical, dental and ophthalmic practitioners who contract with NHS England are qualified and competent to provide safe and effective primary medical, dental and ophthalmic services.
The Performers Lists Regulations can be found here – The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013
Policy for managing applications to join the England performers lists
This document sets out the processes which must be followed by NHS England Regional teams when considering applications from primary care medical, dental, ophthalmic and ophthalmic medical practitioners to join the NHS England Performers Lists.
The policy can be found here – Policy for managing applications to join the England performers lists.
Responding to concerns
NHS England has a statutory responsibility to respond to concerns raised about a GP, dentist or ophthalmic performer on the National Performers Lists.
The Professional Standards team provide advice, guidance and training to regional teams in accordance with their statutory functions and the NHS England Framework for managing performer concerns.
The framework can be found here – Framework for managing performer concerns.