For locum GPs everywhere, January is probably the month where you’re finding yourself rummaging through paperwork frantically, and attempting to make sense of your finances. From government ID reference numbers, right through to double checking expenditure, submitting tax returns online isn&rs…
People often think that you have to have a lot of money to get into property investment. Fortunately you don’t, but many of us do not have the financial education to know there are multiple ways to make money from property a) with very little capital and b) without ever buying a property. And…
With the NHS being the victim of funding cuts from left, right, and centre, it’s no wonder that the quality of health care patients are receiving is rapidly diminishing, and that the number of full time GPs is declining year on year.
The National Association of Sessional GPs conducted a stu…
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…