'NHS England' leads the National Health Service in England - they set the priorities and direction of the NHS, and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.
General Practitioners in England are included on NHS England's National Performers List once they have suitable qualifications such as a medical degree and a post-graduate qualification in General Practise. Additionally, prior to inclusion on the List, GPs undergo an Occupational Health assessment, e.g. immunisation status, any chronic illness is addressed. GPs also need to have undertaken mandatory training in Basic Life Support, use of an Automatic External Defibrillator, and have undertaken training in Child Safeguarding and the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
Checks are also made with other bodies such as the Disclosure and Barring Service and NHS Litigation Authority, and applications to the List need to be supported with two clinical references of previous employment.
NHS England need to be informed of the GP's medical indemnity organisation, e.g. The Medical Defence Union.
NB This Medical Performers List, amongst some other NHS England functions is outsourced to Captia plc.