Derbyshire CPDEducation CentreRoyal Hospital CalowChesterfieldDerbyshire, S44 5BLTel: 01246 512057
Getting Started as a Locum GP
Setting your Locum Fees The current law does not allow us to set recommended locum fees. However the BMA and the NASGP have jointly published guidance on how individual locums can set their fees. The PDF also contains a useful calculator in excel format allowing you to do the calculations simply. Guidance on calculating locum fees: http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/PDFlocum/$FILE/new+fees+doc+for+web.pdf http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/EXCELlocum/$FILE/locum_calculator.xls
Please complete the following locum Booking Form and return to Sarah Bradley at the Chesterfield Education office:
Locum Application Form to join Derbyshire CPD locum list
HOW TO PENSION YOUR LOCUM INCOME If you wish to pension your income as a GP locum medical practitioner membership of the NHS Pension Scheme please;
1. For normal GP practice locum work obtain forms GP Locum A and B 2. If deputising for an OOHs GP service obtain forms GP Locum C and D 3. Read the notes for forms GP locum A and C and complete them carefully. 4. Send the form GP Locum A or C to the GP Practice(s) or OOHs GP service you did NHS work on behalf of, for certification with your invoice at the end of each month. You will need one form each time you are paid. 5. When your certified form GP Locum A and/or C is returned, read the notes for either form GP Locum B and/or D and complete them carefully. 6. At the end of each calendar month, close down that month's form(s) GP Locum B and/or D and send it with: a) your cheque for NHS Scheme pension contributions and b) completed forms GP Locum A and/or C for each payment declared on form GP Locum B and/or D to your host PCT/LHB. Your forms and cheque should reach your host PCT/LHB no later than the 7th day of the month following the end of the month covered by the forms GP Locum B and/or D. 7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for each month's invoice(s) for payment.
This guidance also applies to mainstream GPs who may wish to pension their locum work as well as 'Freelance' GP locums Please note: If you are 'pensioning' GP locum work for the first time, you can only apply for NHS GP locum medical practitioner membership of the Scheme up to 10 weeks after the end of a period of locum work. Please make sure that your forms GP Locum A, B, C, and D do NOT list periods of locum work that will have ended more than 10 weeks before your completed forms and contributions will reach your host PCT/LHB. You can ask the pension/payroll officer at your PCT/LHB or the Pensions Agency for help with completion of these forms. HOW TO OBTAIN FORMS GP LOCUM A, B, C & D You can get supplies of forms GP Locum A & B and/or C & D from the NHS Pension Distribution Centre by:
a) Telephoning 08701 555 455 and quoting the form names, GP Locum A' GP Locum B, GP Locum C, and GP Locum D. b) Downloading them from the NHS Pensions Agency website: NHS Pensions Agency Website
WHERE TO SEND FORMS AND CHEQUES GP's registered on Medical Performers' Lists for Derbyshire County and Derby City PCT should send their forms and cheques to: Jane Rothon Pensions Coordinator East Midlands FHS Cardinal Square 10 Nottingham Road DERBY, DE1 3QT
CLICK HERE to download Feedback Form for Locum Use
Unfortunately, we are no longer in a position to reimburse you for attending the Sessional Drs GP Meetings.
RLocums.com David Evans is a GP in London who has launched a new site so locums can find work directly from practices in Derbyshire and surrounding area without the need of expensive locum agencies. The site helps with invoicing, pension forms and has lots of resources for locums. It also has a recommendation/feedback system to help with appraisals and improve quality.
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