Performers List- Apply at the RIGHT TIME (not before)

To practice in GP you have to be on the National Performers List. 

Pre- Covid, following recruitment trainees were added to the Performers List by the deanery in liaison with HEE.  At present, GPRs are not required to be on the Performers List whilst in training.  This is a temporary amendment and it is anticipated that itwill become permanent.

Please apply at the right time, as applying too early will not lead to your joining the list and will cause additional unnecessary administration for you and the supporting teams with whom we closely work.  Follow this advice until further notice;

For STI and ST2 trainees:

Please do not apply to the Performers List at this stage until ST3:2  

For ST3 trainees:

Your name may already be included on the List as arrangements may previously have been made for your inclusion on the List either before you started training or whilst you were in training, prior to the Pandemic rules.  You can check if your name is already on the Performers List here Search - Performers List for England

If your name is not already included on the Performers List you will need to make an application to join it, but NOT BEFORE you are within 6 calendar months of your anticipated CCT date.

ST3 trainees only should submit an application to join the Performers List no later than 3 months prior to CCT. 

In other words, you should only complete your application between 6 and 3 months BEFORE your expected CCT date. If the application is started too late, it may result in you not being able to work immediately as an independent qualified GP.  

You can start your PCSE Online application form here PCSS: Login (   An application user guide, including information on how to register for an account and a list of documentation you need to upload as part of the application process, can be found here Performer List Applicant Guide (

Please note – You must apply to the Performers List as a GP Registrar and not as a GP Performer in the Capacity section of the application form.  Please select Medical and then GP Registrar.

Your completed application will be considered by your regional NHS England Performers List team and once accepted, you will appear on the Performers List as a GP Registrar.  

For all newly qualified GPs: Change your status

Once you have your CCT, please log into PCSE Online and change your status to GP Performer.  Further details of now to do this can be found here: General enquiries - Primary Care Support England

Please follow these rules carefully. If you have any doubts, please visit the links above for more information. 


Whilst this work progresses, NHSEI, DHSC, HEE and the GMC have reviewed The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Coronavirus Regulations) ( and agree that this legislation exempts GPRs from the requirement to be included in the List when performing primary medical services whilst this legislation remains in place. This exemption arises from the basis that all GPRs are employed by a Lead Employer that is a Designated Body and that their Responsible Officer is the HEE Dean.
NHSEI has received confirmation from DHSC that the emergency legislation will remain in place throughout the period of the detailed overview of the England Medical Performers List (‘EMPL’) Regulations.
NHSEI to advise relevant organisations of this continued exemption for GPRs.

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