Ten-week Locum Form B rule to restart in October 2022

2nd April 2022 by NASGP

Ten-week Locum Form B rule to restart in October 2022

The ten-week rule to return Locum Form B will come back into force on 1 October 2022, NHS BSA has announced.

NASGP has previously reported its suspension during Covid-19. One common question for new members is whether there is a deadline to get my Locum A and B forms and payment to PCSE.

GPs submit a month’s Form B based on income received during that month, not on work performed. This form then calculates exactly how much you need to pay for that month’s pension contribution, and it works on a calendar month basis.

GPs must also submit Form B by the seventh day of the following month (i.e. submit Form B for January by 7 February). This ‘ten-week rule’ resumes on 1 October.

Form B also now requires an ODS code, which is fully-automated on LocumDeck.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, says: “We’d initially asked for this suspension at the beginning of the pandemic because of the financial and logistical difficulties locums were having paying on time, and it has been one less stressor to deal with.

“Now that the deadline’s returning, it won’t do any harm to get back into the habit of chasing practices if they’re still paying late. Of course, for Chambers members, this is something we already do.”

New pension forms are available on LocumDeck now.

Read our 10 most commonly-asked pensions questions.

"I started using LocumDeck as one of our locums used it. It was easy to see her availability and when bookings are made I get confirmation of the booking and can view them on the calendar too.

When invoices are sent, I can see it on the site, and digitally sign the pension form (this is one of the best bits!). It would be good if all locums used it, as then it would be so much easier for me to track my bookings and check their availability without emailing or texting them, waiting for a reply and then emailing back to confirm. It’s a great place for their documents to sit also.

I can access it from home or my mobile which is useful as when I am not in surgery is when I usually need a locum."

Debbie, practice manager, St Ives

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