1) Complete Pension Form A
Pension Form A certifies the work you have done at a given practice (for OOH work you complete a SOLO form). Form A has two parts. The first part is completed by the locum and details the sessions worked and the fees earned. You should submit a Pension Form A with ev…
You are eligible to contribute to your NHS pension scheme if you undertake locum work directly for an NHS employer. You are not eligible for the scheme if you work through a limited company or agency. If you are a portfolio GP with different roles you can still pension the work perfor…
Congratulations - you've got your first locum job!
In order to get yourself off to a good start:
Arrive 15 minutes early
Introduce yourself to keystaff, including any partnersor salaried doctors, so youcan approach them foradvice if needed.
Ask for the locum pack (thissho…
There is great variability as to what equipment will be available to you when you arrive at a practice, therefore always be prepared. When preparing your doctor's bag, it is worth thinking about what you need for a typical surgery and home visit. Ensure your bag is lockable. Useful items are listed…
Pay rates vary greatly. To get an idea of the usual pay rate for your area you can ask other locums, compare what agencies are offering and speak to the practice as to what their usual rates are and then negotiate. Guidance on how to set rates of pay can be found at BMA.org.uk.
During these ne…
To work as a locum GP for a practice or agency you will need the following paperwork. MyLocumManager can help in various ways, for example with templates, links and calculations.
Curriculum VitaeYou can use our free CV template to help you with this.
Certificate of Completion of Training (CC…
There is so much locum work available and many ways of working. Whichever you choose, MyLocumManager can help.
What ways of working are there?
Independent locum GP
This is by far the most popular way of working because it gives you the most autonomy. You can negotiate your own pay ra…
Although being a locum is a rewarding and enjoyable job, it can be extremely challenging to keep on top everything that comes with it – bookings, pension forms, invoices, tax, and expenses. Using online locum management tools is a great solution for any locum that is finding it difficult to…
In the recent edition of the BMJ, the feature article for that month focussed on doctors setting up technology companies in a bid to make the health service run more smoothly.
Since our launch we have strived to reform the clunky, paper heavy and laborious administartion tasks that affect doct…
By Dr Surina Chibber
January 31st is the deadline for filing and paying your online Self Assessment tax return. If you’re a locum GP then this month may see you scrambling together paperwork, searching for government ID references and trying to make sense of your finances.&nbs…
Today, PCSE launched a new online form for GP payments, pension administration & queries.
What is the online form for?
The online form will replace the current email method of sending forms and raising queries. Postal submission of forms will remain unaffected.
The online form will be…
Tomorrow, PCSE is launching a new online form for GP payments, pension administration & queries.
What is the online form for?The online form will replace the current email method of sending forms and raising queries.Postal submission of forms will remain unaffected.
The online form will be u…
MyLocumManager and Fourteen Fish have created an appraisal guide which is packed with tips for locums to take the pain out of the appraisal process.
To find out what other benefits we offer locum/sessional GPs sign up to MyLocumManager for a free trial.
NHS England has announced it has made £10 million available for indemnity costs as part of plans to help strengthen out-of-hours GP services during the winter period.
It is hoped that this increased budget will provide even more out of hours shifts than the extra 80,000 GP sessions that took place l…
My 12 months as a GP in Qatar
Dr Robina Mohammad
Being a doctor gives you a vocational passport to work and travel wherever you want. Australia, New Zeland, Canada and the Middle East are popular options. There is an increasing trend of doctors taking a year out and working abroad. Our gue…