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June 2021 Our new online GP Pensions and Payments service is live

Today (1 June) we have launched our new GP Pensions and Payments service.

The new online service will allow Practices and GPs working in General Practice to access a range of new services to help manage their payments and pensions administration.

If you’re a GP practice, you will see a number of changes including being able to view monthly Practice Statements, submit estimates and payment claims.

For any GP who is a member of the NHS Pensions Scheme as a GP Partner, Salaried GP or Locum GP, you will be able to use PCSE Online for a number of administrative tasks including submitting End of Year pensions certificates and Self-Assessment forms.

 

To find out more:

We have created useful guides for the new GP Pensions & Payments service available here and ‘How to’ videos on our YouTube channel.

 

May 2021 Important Information for Ophthalmic Users

We pleased to confirm that you can now submit eGOS claims and access PCSE Online following system maintenance to allow for the launch of a new Payments and Pensions service for the GP sector.

You can now submit any backlog of claims covering the system downtime window from 7pm on Friday 28 May until 10am (today) Sunday 30 May and continue with EGOS and PCSE Online as normal.

Please refer to the Business Continuity Guidance which has been published for Ophthalmic Contractors available here. Please take note of the additional advice relating to Performer Declarations for this major service deployment window. Extra discretion has been agreed with NHSEI whilst the system was not available.

 

May 2021 Coming 1 June: New online GP Pensions and Payments service

On 1 June we will be launching our new GP Pensions and Payments service.

The new online service will allow Practices and GPs working in General Practice to access a range of new services to help manage their payments and pensions administration.

GP Performers:

GPs who are members of the NHS Pensions Scheme as a GP Partner, Salaried GP or Locum GP, will be able to use PCSE Online for a number of administrative tasks including submitting End of Year pensions certificates and Self-Assessment forms.

PLEASE NOTE: All GP performers with existing PCSE Online accounts will receive notifications to say they have been given additional roles as GP Principal, Salaried and Locum. This is to ensure all GPs have access to all functionality. Please be aware this does not mean your role has been changed in the system, just that you have access to the roles and therefore functionality for each.

Find out more about the new GP Pensions services here.

 

GP Practices:

If you’re a GP practice, you will be able to perform a number of administrative functions via PCSE online, such as viewing monthly Practice Statements, submitting salary changes and annual estimates of pensionable pay, and approving Locum A forms.

PLEASE NOTE: These services are available only if you have been assigned the relevant role by your Practice User Administrator for the new GP Payments and Pensions services. You can find out more about the User Registration process here.

Find out more about the new GP Payments services here.

 

To find out more:

We have created useful guides for the new GP Pensions & Payments service available here and ‘How to’ videos on our YouTube channel.

 

May 2021 Ophthalmic Systems Update

 

Monday 24 May

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving your experience of using PCSE Online, here is an update on our latest system deployments:

Deployed
Builds 4.65.00 – 4.69.02 were successfully deployed on Tuesday 18 May.
This update has:

  • Improved the running of the PCSE Portal during the afternoon
  • Improved the stability of access to statements
  • Introduced overall system improvements

Build 4.69.03 was successfully deployed on Sunday 23 May.
This update has:

  • Enabled users to complete a GOS3 online when it has been issued by another practice
  • Ensured the accuracy of bi-focal/varifocal voucher categories
  • Enabled PMS users to retrieve GOS3 vouchers

 
Upcoming
PCSE Online will be unavailable from 7pm on Friday 28 May until 10am Sunday 30 May. This is to enable the launch of a major new Payments and Pensions service for the GP sector. PCSE and NHSEI have published Business Continuity Guidance for Ophthalmic Contractors to ensure General Ophthalmic Services can continue during this time, available here.

Please take note of the additional advice relating to Performer Declarations for this major service deployment window. Extra discretion has been agreed with NHSEI whilst the system is not available.

We will provide regular updates on our future deployments in due course.

 

May 2021 Transit Labels for new patient registrations are stopping

Another step closer to a digital NHS

As part of the move towards the wider digitisation of medical records, GP Practices will stop receiving Transit Labels for new patients from 20 May, except for adoption and gender reassignment patients for whom transit labels will continue to be printed.

This is the next phase in the digitisation of medical records project and follows on from the cessation of Lloyd George envelopes for new registrants earlier this year.

Practices don’t need to take any action on this at this time. Find out more below about how this will affect your practice. 

 

Why are you stopping production of the transit labels?
This project (which includes the end of production of the Lloyd George envelopes) is reducing the burden associated with the movement of paper records and freeing up space in your practice that is currently used for storage of these records. Not only will these changes help us to become one step closer to a digital NHS, it also has environmental benefits too.

Both NHSEI and PCSE are committed to being responsible organisations and are working together to reduce our carbon footprint for the services we deliver. This change will result in over 16 less tons of paper being produced and distributed across the country, which is the same weight as ten cars and equates to felling 200 trees!

 

What does this change mean for our practice?
From 20 May you will no longer receive a transit label for patients who haven’t been issued a Lloyd George envelope.

 

If I receive paperwork for a new patient but I don’t have a paper envelope to put them in, what should I do?
You should follow your usual process to scan the paperwork to include in the patient’s digital record, if this is not possible, you can create a new envelope for the patient. If the patient moves, you can request a transit label on PCSE Online. Once a transit label has been produced, a label will be issued for any subsequent movements automatically.

 

Our practice has patients in England and Wales, will this impact all our patients?
No, this will only impact your English patients, this will not impact your Welsh patients.