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Expert advice on Performers List issues
Dentists working in NHS practice, and various salaried posts, are required to have their name on NHS England’s Performers List. We are highly experienced at providing advice on the on the issues that can arise from joining the Dentist Performers List and understand the application issues:
- Unsuccessful applications to join the Performers List and the procedures and remedies should an application fail
- Preparation of an application and general complexity of the application process
- Once a dentist’s name appears on the Performers List, an obligation arises to report various events to the NHS England within 7 days of their occurrence; such events include convictions and other adverse matters. We can advise dentists as to whether reporting is necessary or not
- NHS England is obliged to investigate adverse incidents or adverse reports about a dentist and consider whether it is necessary to suspend the dentist’s name from the Performers List and whether it is necessary to remove the dentist’s name permanently from the List. If this decision is taken, there will inevitably be a hearing to investigate the matter, with a potential appeal to the Family Health Services Appeal Authority to follow.
We are experienced in advising dentists in all of the above scenarios and are able to offer advice on all potential employer related issues you may encounter in your career.
Welcome to the Spring/Summer issue of Hempsons’ Practitioners Newsbrief. Our latest publication features articles ranging from the Five Year Forward View - next steps for primary care, GP Practice Mergers, to Lease overheads in GP Practices and reducing service charge liabilities.
2017 has certainly been a year of mixed fortunes for the UK dental profession. The continuing collateral damage caused by the UDA system in England and Wales has been heightened by the scale of the financial clawbacks from NHS contract holders – these clawbacks have become more frequent, and they are often larger. But the less obvious and more troubling consequence is that this money recovered from dental contract holders is being redeployed elsewhere in the NHS rather than being reinvested in dentistry, and is effectively a cut in dental funding.