Ten-week rule for Locum Form B back on 1 October

25th August 2022 by NASGP

Ten-week rule for Locum Form B back on 1 October

GPs face the return of a 10-week deadline on Locum B forms at the end of September.

The 10-week rule for Locum Form B was suspended during the pandemic but will come back into force on 1 October.

NASGP has fielded a number of messages from GP members to check the deadline, who report that this information about Locum Form B has been hard to find on the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) website, or hasn’t been communicated directly. Back in April, NASGP wrote a brief story to raise awareness about the return of the deadline.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, says: “This is all about making sure locums invoice for their work without delay during August and September so that you get paid as soon as possible before the 1 October deadline.”

The return of the Locum Form B deadline coincides with a change to GP pensions, also due in a month’s time. On 1 October top rates will start to fall by two percentage points over the course of two years, reducing contribution costs for GPs, but possibly increasing it for others.

Read more about GP pension changes.

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