One in four GP locums miss out on death-in-service, new NASGP survey finds

25th September 2020 by NASGP

One in four GP locums miss out on death-in-service, new NASGP survey finds

One in four GP locums aren’t eligible for death-in-service benefits, a new NASGP survey has found. 

Of 158 responses, 25.3% said they couldn’t access death-in-service. Of this group, three-quarters (74.4%) said this was because they were not members of the GP locum NHS Pension scheme. Some 15.4% said they were ineligible because they were already drawing an NHS pension. 

Respondents also said that they were making themselves less available for locum sessions because of the lack of death-in-service benefit. 

During lockdown, the NASGP fundraised for exclusive new legal advice on death-in-service cover for GP locums and published advice from a specialist medical IFA on what cover to buy.

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