If I am solely a locum GP, is all OOH work considered Solo work?
It depends how the extended hours is set up. If you do this as a locum, it's locum work.
Salaried work and OOH organisation are both Solo work.
Is work in extended hours included in Solo work?
It depends how the extended hours is set up. If you do this as a locum, it is locum work. Salaried work and OOH organisation are both Solo work.
Are there any time limits to submit a GP Solo form for appraisal work?
There is no time limit in which you need to submit GP Solo forms.
I am a salaried GP who does locum work and appraisals. Should I submit Locum A and B forms for the appraisal work or a Solo form?
If you are a locum only, appraiser work counts as locum work and a GP Solo form should be completed. Part one is provided completed to the GP.
GP completes Part 2 to confirm receipt of payment and returns GP Solo form to the employer (commissioning body) for processing. The employer (the commissioning body) submits the GP Solo form.
If you have a Type 2 role, the appraiser work will also become Type 2 work.
Information can be found in the GP guide on the NHS Pensions website
How should GP Solo pension contributions be submitted?
It is the responsibility of the employer (NHS local/regional team/CCG/OOH provider), to deduct the employee contributions from their monthly payment, and then pay over both the employee and employer contributions to PCSE each month.
GP Solo pension contributions should NOT be submitted by individual GP’s.
Please note: any SOLO payments received by individual GPs will be rejected and returned. This may lead to delays in updating GP’s pension records. Contributions will only be processed once they have been paid by the OOH providers and CCGs.
Monthly GP SOLO contribution submissions
SOLO contribution payments must be made monthly by OOH providers and CCGs to NHS England
Every month, please complete and submit the spreadsheet available here which provides a breakdown of SOLO work
This will allow PCSE to reconcile and allocate monthly payments quickly and efficiently, culminating in less returned payments
Completed spreadsheets should be submitted to PCSE by visiting the Contact Us page and completing a new GP Pensions enquiry.
Annual GP SOLO form submissions
In addition to the completion and submission of the monthly spreadsheet, it is still a legal requirement to submit the NHS Pensions GP SOLO form. The form can be downloaded from the NHS Pensions website here.
Annual GP SOLO forms should be submitted to PCSE by visiting the Contact Us page and completing a new GP Pensions enquiry.
For any questions in relation to Solo contribution submissions, please contact PCSE via the online form found at https://pcse.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/