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

Of 158 responses, 25.3% said they couldn’t access death-in-service.

GP locums must not be locked out again in a second lockdown, NASGP warns GP locums must not be locked out again in a second lockdown, NASGP warns

Dr Richard Fieldhouse said: “I sincerely hope that those involved in implementing the first lockdown have learnt lessons in time for this second one."

Future of general practice has invisible upsides for GP locums, NASGP chair promises Future of general practice has invisible upsides for GP locums, NASGP chair promises

Wellbeing, working patterns and career priorities are all top of the agenda, with Richard explaining how Locum Chambers and Balint groups support GPs’ wellbeing at work

Free membership for newly-qualified GPs in new RCGP-NASGP partnership Free membership for newly-qualified GPs in new RCGP-NASGP partnership

RCGP members within their first year post-qualification now get Membership Plus for free, and all RCGP members get a 50% discount on Membership Plus

NASGP members expose CCAS pay problems NASGP members expose CCAS pay problems

GP locums from NASGP’s CCAS support group talked to Pulse to expose problems with the service

GP appraisals restart next month, RCGP warns GP appraisals restart next month, RCGP warns

We know you’ve missed them, but don’t worry! Appraisals are back next month

GP locums eligible for free seasonal flu jab from their own GP this year GP locums eligible for free seasonal flu jab from their own GP this year

GP locums are eligible for free flu jabs at GP practices according to the new DES in 2020.

Over 800 GP locums sign up to NHSmail Over 800 GP locums sign up to NHSmail

Over 800 GP locums have signed up for NHSmail since NASGP promoted the opportunity to its members, NHS England has reported

New Pulse survey finds 67% of partners predict lower locum use over the summer New Pulse survey finds 67% of partners predict lower locum use over the summer

A Pulse survey conducted last June found that 67% of GP partners said they would be offering less locum work over the next few months

NHS England must not force GPs into ‘banks’ NHS England must not force GPs into ‘banks’

The one-size-fits-all model ignores the complexity of working as a GP locum

Relaxation of NHS Pension Form A rules during Covid-19 Relaxation of NHS Pension Form A rules during Covid-19

After a request from NASGP, the GP Locum NHS Pension Form A 10 week rule is being relaxed in England and Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic .

NASGP appeal for Death in Service for NHS GP locums NASGP appeal for Death in Service for NHS GP locums

Thanks to the NASGP, thousands of GP locums go to work every day with the assurance of contributing to a highly regarded work pension scheme.

Coordinating any GP with capacity for the Covid-19 crisis Coordinating any GP with capacity for the Covid-19 crisis

NASGP chairman Dr Richard Fieldhouse has today written to all 4,500 NASGP locum members.

Essential Covid-19 advice for GP locums Essential Covid-19 advice for GP locums

NASGP has produced a new template to make sure practices are able to provide them will all necessary information.

NHSmail registration for GP locums in England now live NHSmail registration for GP locums in England now live

Our advice on how to register for an NHS.net email address

Additional supply of BNFs in England for locum GPs, while stocks last Additional supply of BNFs in England for locum GPs, while stocks last

We have today been notified that there is an additional supply of BNFs (BNF 78, no cBNFs) that can be made available to NASGP members every month.

Delay of ‘Estimate Of Pensionable Income Form’ can result in maximum pension tier Delay of ‘Estimate Of Pensionable Income Form’ can result in maximum pension tier

If you're a salaried GP, now would be a very good time to check with your practice manager that they have included you on their 'Estimate Of Pensionable Income Form’ for year 2020/21

One year extension to NHS Pension employer contribution gap for GP locums One year extension to NHS Pension employer contribution gap for GP locums

The original plan (Treasury to fulfil NHS pension employer contribution gap for one year) had been for practices in England and Wales to start paying the additional 6.3% from April 1st 2020 on all pensionable locum income paid from this date.

New Type 2 NHS pension self-assessment 2018 to 2019 form now live New Type 2 NHS pension self-assessment 2018 to 2019 form now live

The new 2018/19 Type 2 Medical Practitioner self-assessment form and the companion guidance notes are now on the NHS Pensions website.

Locum’s widower loses second death-in-service appeal Locum’s widower loses second death-in-service appeal

A High Court appeals judge has rejected an appeal from Carl Sanderson, widower of GP locum Dr Helen Sanderson, that the NHS Pension scheme should have paid out death-in-service benefits.

Ooh! BMA clarifies nifty way to avoid annualisation Ooh! BMA clarifies nifty way to avoid annualisation

If your sole modus operandi as a GP is as a locum, and are contributing to the NHS pension scheme, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll be contributing on the top pension tier.

Locum’s employment status deemed ‘worker’ after Employment Appeal Tribunal Locum’s employment status deemed ‘worker’ after Employment Appeal Tribunal

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a GP locum is in fact classified as a ‘worker’ in terms of their employment status.

New tier 2019 2020 annualisation calculator for 2015 NHS Pension Scheme New tier 2019 2020 annualisation calculator for 2015 NHS Pension Scheme

NHS Pensions have released a new calculator to help GP 2015 Scheme GPs in England and Wales calculate which they should be on throughout the 2019/20 period.

Taking a one day break from the 2015 scheme automatically triggers annualisation Taking a one day break from the 2015 scheme automatically triggers annualisation

NHS Pensions have confirmed directly that from April 2019, annualisation for GP locums in the 2015 Scheme will come into effect if any breaks of any length are taken