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.