Please note that there will be a temporary change to CitySprint delivery/collection days over the Easter period.
|Normal CitySprint collection/delivery date||Re-scheduled CitySprint collection/delivery date|
|Thursday 29th March||As normal|
|Friday 30th March||Tuesday 3rd April|
|Tuesday 3rd April||Wednesday 4th April|
|Wednesday 4th April||Thursday 5th April|
|Thursday 5th April||Friday 6th April|
|Friday 6th April||Monday 9th April|
|Tuesday 10th April||As normal|
If your practice is due to be closed on the rescheduled date, please can you take this into account when ordering your supplies over the next few weeks, to ensure you have adequate stock.
Please note that PCSE Online will continue to display your usual delivery and collection dates over this period.
If you have any queries regarding supplies, please click here and complete our online enquiries form.
It is important that GP practices are aware of the steps that need to be taken when a patient is adopted. Following the process will ensure continued patient care and ensure there isn’t an impact on your practice payments.
When a patient is adopted, they are given a new NHS number and must be registered as a new patient at your practice. All previous medical information relating to the patient needs to be transferred into a newly created medical record.
The process is as follows:
It is important that practices complete the new registration for the patient within five working days to ensure no interruption to patient care.
For further information please click here to download our guide for GP practices.
The deadlines for submitting annual pension forms are approaching. You can download a pensions administrations timeline here.
How to submit your forms
Forms can also be posted to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN.
The deadline for practitioners to submit their Annual Certificates or Self-Assessment forms is 28th February 2018
Please note, any practitioner who has historically not submitted one or more annual pensions document will not be able to see a more recent earnings statement reflected via their total rewards pension statement.
PCSE will use the information provided on the certificate/self-assessment to reconcile payments collected from the practice and arrange to correct any under or over payments to the practice. If submissions are not made by 28 February, practitioners will see a delay in accessing up to date information on their Total Reward Statement when NHS Pensions updates them.
The deadline for GP practices to submit their Estimate of GP (and non-GP) Providers NHS Pensionable Profits/ Pay form to PCSE is 1 March 2018.
If the provider’s estimate is not submitted by 1 March, PCSE is unable to make any necessary adjustments to the pension deductions required from the practice and will continue to take pension contributions based on 2017 figures.
Pension shortfall payments
Practice code – year ending – GP’s full name
For example: P82004YEND2017- DR John Smith
Then, please use the enquiries form to submit your self-assessment or annual certificate and enter the same reference number when prompted.
Over the last year, some practices have reported that they have not received medical records they were expecting. Following a detailed analysis, it was found that the largest proportion of records were still with the previous GP practice where the patient had been registered.
In order to move these outstanding records from previous to new practices, PCSE has been delivering tracking labels for medical records held at practices where the patient is no longer registered.
Practices in phases one and two of the new records movement service started to receive labels for outstanding records between November 2017 and January 2018.
Practices in phases three and four will receive labels for outstanding records in due course.
Further information is being provided to practices individually by email. We thank you for your continued cooperation with this.
For FAQs regarding this please click here
When a GP joins a new practice they will need to complete an NPL 2/3 (change to circumstance or status). Details on the performers list change notification process are available here.
PCSE will send the performer a change notification confirmation letter which includes their prescribing number, G referral code, and their local code.
It is important that GP codes used at previous practices are not used in new practices. This would result in new patient registrations being assigned to the previous practice and the patient’s medical records would also then be sent to there.
Practice's that require these codes for GP's joining their practice should ask the GP for a copy of their change notification confirmation letter.