Clarifying employer’s contributions for long-term freelance GP locums

21st October 2012 by NASGP

Clarifying employer’s contributions for long-term freelance GP locums

Fortunately, our colleagues at the NHSPS  take a common sense and pragmatic approach that stays within the parameters of the statutory NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) regulations. These regulations do offer a certain degree of latitude.

At the moment, GP practices pay the 14.3% employer contributions for type 1 and 2 medical practitioners, whereas it is the PCT that picks up the 14.3% tab for freelance GP locums, and this is where sometimes disputes can arise.

The NHSPS regulations define sessional GPs in the following ways

  • a GP locum as a GP who “deputises or assists temporarily” in a GP practice under a contract for services, which means fee based/self employed
  • a type 2 (assistant) medical practitioner as a GP works for a practice or a PCT under a contract for service (i.e. Salaried GP) or under a contract or services (fee based/self–employed).

Join

Join to view the rest of this content, as well as access all the benefits of joining NASGP.

Join

Login

Already a member? Login to view this content.

Login

"I really like LocumDeck. Before, I was doing everything myself. It was a nightmare! Keeping a record of who has paid, chasing them – with LocumDeck, all that goes away. All you have to do is just book your sessions and work."

Dr Vin Ohja

Dr Vin Ohja

See the full list of features within our NASGP membership plans

Membership