What is a GP locum worth to the NHS?

10th June 2015 by NASGP

What is a GP locum worth to the NHS?

A little known loophole in the NHSPS ‘Death in Service’ benefit regulations for GP locum members has been thrust into the spotlight by a bereaved family’s ongoing fight to secure the lump sum it believes is due to it.

Helen Sanderson, a Merseyside GP locum, died suddenly on Christmas Eve 2014. She was just 40 years-old and left behind a husband and two young children. For Helen’s family and friends grief and shock has been compounded by anger on discovering that her unexpected death has been rejected as a ‘death in service’ by the NHSPS – because she died on a day she was not scheduled to work.

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