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Out of hours and extended access providers


Out of hours (OoH) and Extended Access providers (including GP Federations) need to submit monthly SOLO spreadsheets to the Integrated Care Board (ICB) that commissions their service.

Monthly SOLO Contribution submissions

Any provider who is an NHS Pension Scheme employing authority delivering Out of Hours or extended access primary care services needs to submit monthly a Solo breakdown to the Integrated Care Board (ICB) that commissions their service for all GP Pension Scheme members who work for them under a self-employed (or employed) arrangement. This includes GP Federations. GPs must not be asked to complete Locum forms to pay their Pension contributions for this work.

Providers must make a monthly payment for GP SOLO contributions to the ICB’s bank account and submit a breakdown of the contributions that make up the payment to the ICB.

The ICB will pay over the contributions to NHS Pensions and upload the Solo csv to PCSE Online so that the GP contribution records are updated.  

Please download the monthly Solo csv template using the tile below, and complete the spreadsheet for all Solo GPs to provide details of their pension contributions. You should then email the csv to your ICB. Please note you must use the standard csv template for the ICB upload to be successful.

Please contact your ICB for details of local arrangements, including their bank account details.

Annual GP SOLO Contribution submissions

In addition to the completion and submission of the monthly spreadsheet by providers, it is still a legal requirement for GPs to submit an annual GP SOLO form to declare their annual Solo income. This is available to download from the NHSBSA website here, where guidance is also available. Annual GP SOLO forms should be submitted to PCSE via our enquiries form.

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