Personalised T&Cs

This is intended for use only in creating a self-employed contractor’s relationship between the locum and the practice.

Minimum consultation length

  • Same as other GPs working in this practice
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Other:

Minimum telephone consultation length

  • Same as other GPs working in this practice
  • I do not perform telephone consultations
  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Other:

Maximum number of patients per session

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 12
  • 18
  • 16
  • 20
  • 24
  • Other

Visits

  • I do not perform visits
  • I only perform visits if agreed in advance
  • Other:

Private (non-NHS) work

  • I will not perform non-NHS work
  • I will perform non-NHS work (NB if selected, goes to another section)
    • Charging for private work
      • I do not charge extra for private work if performed within my contracted hours
      • If performed outside contracted hours, I charge x%
        • State a numerical figure between 0 and 100

Administration

  • I will perform all necessary paperwork related to the consultations I have performed.
  • For all other paperwork, adequate time needs to be allocated within the contracted hours.
  • Other:

Quality

  • I must be notified of any feedback from patients or staff about my performance.
  • In line with best practice and GMC guidance on implicit consent for the purposes of improving patient care and improving my clinical practice, I will require future access to records of patients I have seen as necessary.
  • In keeping with requirements for appraisal and revalidation, I must be supported in carrying out feedback surveys and audit.
  • I must be provided with all appropriate prescribing and referral information relevant to this practice, ideally in the form of a Standardised Practice
  • Information Portal.
  • Other:

The practice must

  • Provide a unique username and confidential password to access the clinical records.
  • Activate me on its Standardised Practice Information Portal www.nasgp.org.uk/spip.
  • Notify me if there are any active or outstanding disciplinary procedures by the GMC against any regular practice GPs, or if the CQC currently has the practice under any special measures.

Payment

  • I will add a 14.3% employer’s contributions to the rates agreed above.
  • I will deliver, at the end of each month, an invoice setting out the number of hours/days (as applicable), which have been worked during that month, and their calculation of the applicable fee payable.
  • I shall not be entitled to the reimbursement of any costs or expenses which have not first been agreed in writing by the practice.
  • If delayed payment results in the local Area Team refusing to accept my NHS pension contributions relating to any work at this practice, I reserve the right to later charge an additional 20% on top of my rates to compensate me for loss of NHS pension benefits.
  • Other:

Cancellation

  • Sessions cancelled by the practice between will incur a charge
    • 15 to 28 days = x%
    • 7 to 14 days = y%
    • < 7 days = z%

In addition

  • It is agreed that I am a self-employed locum and do not enter into an employment relationship by virtue of this agreement or the provision of the locum services.
  • It is agreed that I am solely responsible for any income tax, national insurance contributions, value added tax and all similar liabilities which may be payable in respect of fees due under this agreement.
  • As this is a self-employed contract, I am not entitled to sick pay, holiday pay or any form of employment protection other than workplace Health & Safety.
  • My appointment is not an exclusive appointment and it is agreed that the practice shall be entitled at any time to appoint others to provide locum services, and I am permitted at any time to provide locum services to other practices during the continuation of this agreement.
  • I may substitute another person or persons to fulfil my duties under this agreement with the prior written consent of the practice.
  • I will use my own initiative to complete the services to be rendered to the best of my abilities. The practice will not have the right to exercise control over how I decide to fulfil my obligations under this agreement. This does not prevent the practice from specifying working standards which must be maintained at all times.