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GP Locums

In 2015, Primary Care Support England (PCSE) took on responsibility for the primary care support services delivered by NHS England.  Our contact details can be found here.

 

Making pension contributions

Paying pension contributions to NHS England

From 1 May 2020, all payments made to NHS England for pensions contributions are to be submitted by BACS rather than by cheque.
 
Paying by BACS means that you get acknowledgement straight away that your payment has been received.
 
To make a BACS payment, you will need:

1.The NHS England bank account number and sort code
2.Your BACS reference 

We are unable to publish NHS England bank details for security reasons - please call our Customer Support Centre on 0333 014 2884 for this information.

Your BACS reference is made up of:

  • Your GP pension scheme number (8 characters)
  • Info on the form this relates to eg LOC for locum payments: 3 characters
  • Date: consisting of month (3 characters) and year (4 characters)

For example, if your GP Pension scheme number (or SD number) is 12345678, the payment is for locum pension contributions and it is being made in May 2020, your BACS reference would be 12345678LOCMAY2020.This ensures that your payment is matched accurately to your pension.

If you have any questions, you can contact us using our online form here.

Submit your Locum A&B forms

A quick and easy way to submit your locum forms is via our online form. Please submit your form as soon as possible after you have made your contribution payment.

  • Click to access our online form or go to pcse.england.nhs.uk/contact-us
  • Select ‘GP’ pensions’ from the drop down menu
  • Complete the information requested including your payment reference number when prompted
  • You will then be able to upload your forms and submit them to PCSE

You will receive an email confirming your submission, which will include a case reference number you can use to follow-up if required.

Alternatively, practitioners can write the payment reference details (i.e. 12345678LOCMAY2020) on the form and post to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN.

NHS England is currently seeking further clarification from the Pensions Agency with regards to the acceptance of emailed forms. We will provide an update if there is any change to the guidance provided above. In the meantime, we advise that you keep a copy of forms submitted via email.

 

 

 



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How to submit your forms online:

A quick and easy way to submit your locum forms is via the PCSE enquiries form. Please submit your form as soon as possible after you have made your contribution payment.

  • To access the enquiries form, please go to pcse.england.nhs.uk/contact-us
  • Select ‘GP’ pensions’ from the drop down menu
  • Complete the information requested including your payment reference number when prompted
  • You will then be able to upload your forms and submit them to PCSE.

You will receive an email confirming your submission which will include a case reference number you can use to follow-up if required.

Alternatively, practitioners can write the payment reference details on the form and post to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN

NHS England is currently seeking further clarification from the Pensions Agency with regards to the acceptance of emailed forms. We will provide an update if there is any change to the guidance provided above. In the meantime, we advise that you keep a copy of forms submitted via email.