8.2 Performers lists

National performers lists provide an extra layer of reassurance for the public that optometrists practising in the NHS are suitably qualified, have up to date training, have appropriate English language skills and have passed other relevant checks such as with the Disclosure and Barring Service and the NHS Litigation Authority.

We advise trainees to apply in advance for registration to the National Performers List or Health Board of the country where they will be working after qualification. 

How to apply

The lists in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are operated locally, so you should apply to your local Health Board. Trainees in England should apply to the National Performers List (NHS England).

Applying in England

Performers List - England application process (PDF).

Applying in Scotland 

Find more information on applying to the Health Board in Scotland.

Trainees must also: