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24 Hour Retirement for GPs

Introduction In 2006 the NHS Pensions Agency reviewed the then current Regulations and clarified the arrangements that enable General Practitioners to take 24 hour retirement in order to trigger their pension benefits. This opportunity exists for GPs whether salaried or in partnership, but has...

Advice on Annual Allowance Changes

Update May 2020 The thresholds have been changed following the March 2020 budget and a recognition that the AA charges were adversely affecting public sector pensions. The thresholds have increased and the expectation is that this will remove the vast majority of GPs from these charges. See...

GP Leadership Fellows

In the face of unprecedented pressures, the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly, and the centre of gravity is moving rapidly towards Primary Care. This represents an exciting opportunity for new GPs to be involved in improving frontline services for our patients. With the largest curriculum...

GP Trainee - Travel Expenses

GP trainees who use their cars to conduct home visits during their placements are entitled to claim mileage expenses. The journey to and from work (up to 10 miles in each direction) can also be claimed but only if a home visit is made that day. They are able to claim this allowance through the...

Injury Benefit Scheme

What is the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme? The NHS Injury Benefit Scheme is an income protection scheme available to qualifying NHS employees. The scheme is intended to provide a supplementary income to employees who suffer a temporary loss of NHS earnings through the payment of a Temporary Injury...

LMC Buying Groups Federation

Wessex LMCs joined the LMC Buying Groups Federation in October 2009 to deliver savings to practices without creating any additional work or inconvenience. All practices were given the opportunity to 'opt-in' to membership at that time and over 300 practices in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire...

Locum Pensions / Indemnity / Finances

Getting your finances in order and ensuring that you access the pension scheme are both important aspects of being a successful locum. As a salaried GP the complexity is generally less but you must remember that you need to fill out a Type 2 medical practitioner form each year to ensure that the...

Pensions

NHS pensions for GPs and other NHS staff are different and complex. We would recommend you consult the NHS Pensions Agency website for up to date and informative advice on your pension. There is also guidance explaining the different schemes that you may have membership to. The BMA has guidance...

Pensions - Ill Health Retirement

Depending on your situation and condition there are different options available. You can apply for a particular type but the option awarded will be decided by a medical assessor. Tier 1 If you are unable, on a permanent basis, to continue in your present job, you may be able to retire early...

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) inc Escalation Process

We are still receiving numerous queries from practices regarding issues and concerns with PCSE, however, PCSE restructuring in March 2020 led to our Engagement Officer being removed so we no longer have any direct liaison. We completely understand your frustration and your concerns and as of...

Prompt Completion of Pension Forms

We are aware of problems regarding the late submission of Pension Forms, and thought it would be useful to remind practices of the NHS Pensions Agency 'rules' surrounding timescales for submission. Timescales for submission of Forms GP Locum A & B If you have any questions then please contact...

The Cameron Fund

The Cameron Fund is the medical profession's only charity providing help and support solely to General Practitioners and their dependants, who find themselves living in poverty, hardship or distress. The Cameron Fund was set up in 1970, and named in memory of Sir James Cameron - a distinguished...