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Latest Updates for GP Payments and Pensions

 

We're receiving large volumes of queries about our GPPP service - below you will find updates on a variety of subjects. 

You can also find out more about GP Payments here and GP Pensions here.

 

Monthly Service Update

GP Practice Monthly Updates 25 October - click here

Change in contribution rates & Introduction of the 10-week rule - click here

GP Practice Monthly Updates 22 September - click here

GP Practice Monthly Updates 3 August - click here

GP Practice Monthly Updates 23 June - click here

GP Practice Monthly Updates 19 May - click here

GP Practice Monthly Updates 07 April - click here

GPPP Monthly Service Update 31 January - click here

GPPP Monthly Service Update 17 December - click here

GPPP Monthly Service Update 08 November - click here

GPPP Monthly Service Update 08 October - click here

GPPP Monthly Service Update 02 September - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 18 August - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 11 August - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 4 August - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 27 July - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 16 July - click here

GPPP Weekly Service Update 12 July - click here

Audience: All GP Payments and Pensions users

Dates: Various

Summary: As part of our ongoing commitment to improving your experience of using the GP Payments and Pension services in PCSE Online, here is an update on recent improvements and important updates.

 

A/PMS baseline information

Update - Access to a deceased patients record or access to a Health Record - click here

Audience: Practice main contacts

Date: 02 August 2022

Summary: Deceased patient records no longer need to be printed and sent to PCSE. From Monday 1 August, GP practices are required to respond to Access to Health Records Act (AHRA) requests for deceased patients and action accordingly.

 

A/PMS baseline information

Global sum capitation data for A/PMS practice statements - click here

Audience: A/PMS practices

Date: 04 April 2022

Summary: Commissioners can now use the new PCSE Online feature to enter A/PMS baseline information for payments from 1 April 2022 onwards, this will allow A/PMS practices to view global sum capitation data on their monthly contractual statements.

A/PMS Baseline Payment Functionality on PCSE Online - click here

Audience: CCGs & RLTs

Date: 30 March 2022

Summary: CCG Commissioners can now use the new PCSE Online feature to enter A/PMS baseline information for payments from 1 April 2022 onwards, this will allow A/PMS practices to view global sum capitation data on their monthly contractual statements. Guidance on how to use the new functionality can be found here.

 

Estimate of Pensionable income

Reminder to submit 2022/23 Estimate - click here

Audience: Practice main contacts and users with estimate & salary change roles

Date: 18 March 2022

Summary: Reminder to submit Estimate of Pensionable incomes by 31 March and important information covering how to submit, what happens if the form is not submitted by 31 March, if practices are unable to submit via PCSE Online or have already submitted and further guidance.

Submit your Estimate of Pensionable Income - click here

Audience: Practice main contacts and users with estimate & salary change roles

Date: 07 March 2022

Summary: Deadline to submit Estimate of Pensionable income has been extended to 31 March. Details covering why this is required, how to submit, who can submit the Estimate form and what happens if the form is not submitted by 31 March.

 

Information for Locum GPs

Special PCSE bulletin for GP Locums - click here

Audience: Locum GPs

Date: 06 October 2022

Summary: This bulletin contains information on changes being introduced by NHS Pensions that will affect GP locums including the examples to explain how the 10-week rule works, new tier rates, Locum A and B forms and submitting locum forms on PCSE Online.

Change in contribution rates & Introduction of the 10-week rule - click here

Audience: All GPs, Practice Main Contacts, Commissioners and LMCs

Date: 29 September 2022

Summary: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced it is introducing changes to the amount members pay towards their NHS pension. This update provides further clarity on these changes including details on upcoming webinars being held for Locum GPs and Locum Approvers.

Important Pensions Information for Locum GPs - click here

Audience: Locums GPs

Date: 28 March 2022

Summary: Important information about how we've made it easier to submit Locum A and B forms on PCSE Online, how to submit locum forms for RMS Appraisal work, Locum forms at Financial Year End, under or over payment of pension contributions and out of Hours work.

GP Pensions communication to Locum GPs - click here

Audience: CCGs and RLTs

Date: 28 March 2022

Summary: Informing CCGs and RLTs that we have communicated to Locum GPs today with important pensions information as per above.

 

EoY Pensions Certificates

Special End of Year Pensions Bulletin - click here

Audience: GP's and Practice Managers

Date: 24 February 2022

Summary: Deadline to submit End of Year (EoY) pension certificates has been extended to 7 March. Recordings and demos shared from our recent webinars to help GP's complete their EoY forms on PCSE Online and also a reminder to check for any missing certificates for previous years.

End of Year pensions certificates - click here

Audience: GP's and Practice Managers

Date: 4 February 2022

Summary: Reminder to submit End of Year pension certificates by 28 February 2022. This update also explains how to submit end of year pension forms, how to sign up to upcoming webinars that will cover how to submit Type 1 Annual Certificates and Type 2 Self Assessments, including a live Q&A opportunity. There are also links to extra information and guidance on our website.

 

Understanding Pensions Contributions

A guide to understanding pension contributions

Audience: GP Practice staff (view statement and Practice PL manager roles)

Date: 15 November 2021

Summary: We’ve produced a guide to help you understand why pension contributions might not reflect what you were expecting.

 

CV Template change

13 January 2022 - Further paycodes have been updated to the Contract Variation. The latest CV template can be found here.

Important - Update to CV template

Audience: Commissioners

Dates: 24 December 2021

Summary: The Contract Variation template has been updated with additional paycodes relating to Cervical Screening Ceasing Audit payment types and is available on PCSE online via the above link.

Important – Update to CV template

Audience: Commissioners

Dates: 24 November 2021

Summary: Contract Variation template has been updated with additional payment types and pay codes

Important update – Contract Variation template change

Audience: Commissioners

Dates: 30 September 2021

Summary: Important changes to the contract variation template.

Important update – Upcoming Contract Variation template change

Audience: Commissioners

Dates: 09 September 2021

Summary: Changes to the contract variation template are coming.

 

GSUM payments

Date: 13 January 2022

Summary: NHS Digital has fixed the problem with the data, but this will affect some quarter 4 GSUM payments for affected practices. Practices do not need to take any action. Where CCGs have made advances to their practices to resolve this locally, these will now need to be recovered by making correction entries to the Contract Variations submitted in PCSE Online.

Audience: CCGs on the Welsh border

Date: 03 November 2021

Summary: NHS Digital has identified an issue with their Q3 Practice List size data for Practices situated near the Welsh border. Once NHS Digital has fixed the problem, the PCSE Payments Team will determine who has been affected, make any adjustments required to their GSUM payment and communicate this to the affected practices.

Statements not showing correct GSUM - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices (53)

Date: 09 July 2021

Summary: Your GSUM payment for July-September will show in two locations. The majority will show under the main GSUM heading and the remaining amount under the adjustment heading, but showing as a GSUM code. Your payment is not affected. The team are working to resolve the issue.

Important update – Global sum (GSUM) payment calculation - click here

Audience: GP Practices

Date: 08 July 2021

Summary: From July 2021, your GSUM payment will be calculated via a different data source, the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) component of the central NHS Spine. The Capitation data (patient list sizes) moves from NHAIS to PDS and is one of the main inputs for GSUM payment you receive. We have been running GSUM calculations for the past 18 months using data from both sources in our test systems to ensure results are consistent and correct. 

 

Duplicate Pension Payments

GP - Duplicate Pension Payments taken in June, will be refunded in August - click here
GP - Duplicate Pension Payments taken in June, no deduction will be taken in July - click here
GP Practice - Duplicate Pension Payments taken in June, no deduction will be taken in July - click here
GP Practice - Duplicate Pension Payments taken in June, will be refunded in August - click here


Audience: Targeted GPs and their GP Practices

Dates: 29 and 30 July 2021

Summary: We have identified an error which means some GPs had duplicate pensions payments taken in June. To rectify the issue, GPs are either being refunded in August or no pension deduction will be taken in July. We have notified GPs individually and also their practices. 

 

Missed GP Pension Contributions

Important update - Pension deductions issue - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 29 October 2021

Summary: A small group of practices did not have pension contributions deducted for pension scheme members between 1 June 2021 and September 2021. Pension scheme numbers (SD numbers) were missing for some pension scheme members in the legacy system and was therefore not migrated with the rest of the information to the GP Payments and Pensions service. Contributions will be deducted over November, December and January to correct this, where there are sufficient funds available.

Important update - Pension deduction issue - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 29 October 2021

Summary: A small group of practices did not have the correct employee contributions (AVC) deducted for pension scheme members between 1 June 2021 and September 2021. We have now updated the employee contributions data and resolved the issue. Contributions will be deducted over November, December and January to correct this, where there are sufficient funds available.

Important update - Pension deduction issues - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 29 October 2021

Summary: A small group of practices did not have pension contributions deducted for pension scheme members between 1 June 2021 and September 2021. In addition, some pension scheme members did not have the correct employee contributions (AVC) deducted. Contributions will be deducted over November, December and January to correct this, where there are sufficient funds available.

Important update: Pension arrears to be collected in September - click here

Audience: Targeted Pension Scheme Members

Date: 17 September 2021

Summary: Additional clarification and reassurance about the process to be taken following a small number of GP practices where pension contributions have not been deducted from the practice payment since Tuesday 1 June 2021. Contributions will be deducted in September, where there are sufficient funds available.

Important update: Pension arrears to be collected in September - click here

Audience: Commissioners

Date: 17 September 2021

Summary: We have resolved an issue affecting a small number of GP practices where pension contributions have not been deducted from the practice payment since Tuesday 1 June 2021. Contributions will be deducted in September, where there are sufficient funds available.

Pension deductions missing for some pension scheme - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 17 September 2021

Summary: Pension scheme numbers (SD numbers) were missing for some pension scheme members in the legacy system and was therefore not migrated with the rest of the information to the GP Payments and Pensions service. We now have the relevant SD numbers, and have resolved the issue. Contributions will be deducted in September, where there are sufficient funds available to do so.

Pension deductions missing for some GP Performers - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Dates: 30 June 2021, 01 July 2021

Summary: We are aware some practices have not had pensions contributions deducted for all of their GP Performers in their June statement. We are investigating the issue and the team is working to resolve this quickly for those who are affected. 

 

QOF Overpayments

Important Update - QOF Aspiration payment issue - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 02 July 2021

Summary: You have received an overpayment of your QOF Aspiration payment in your June statement, caused by an issue during the migration from the old system to the new. Following discussions with your Commissioner, the issue will be rectified in your August pay run.

Important Update - QOF Achievement payment issue - click here

Audience: Targeted GP Practices

Date: 02 July 2021

Summary: You have received an duplicate payment of your QOF Achievement payment in your June statement, this issue will be rectified in your July pay run.

 

Full payment amounts not received in June statement

Keeping you updated - Ad hoc payment adjustments to GP Practices - click here

Audience: Commissioners

Date: 01 July 2021

Summary: We have written to affected practices to say we're aware they have not received the full amounts due in their June statement. An ad hoc payment will be made on or around 6 July.

 

Ad hoc Payment adjustments to be made to your practice - click here

Audience: GP Practices

Date:

Summary: You have not received the full amounts due in your June statement. An ad hoc payment will be made on or around 6 July to rectify this. If you have more than one payment element missing, this will be paid in one lump sum.

 

LMC Levy Payments not deducted

Important Update - Levy payment deductions - click here

Audience: LMCs areas for affected practices

Dates:28 June 2021, 01 July 2021

Summary: Levy deductions for practices within your area for June were not collected - this relates only to PMS or GMS practices. June's deductions will be taken in July, and the necessary payment will be processed to you. We have notified the practices affected. 

Important Update - Levy payment deductions - click here

Audience: Affected GP practices

Dates: 28 June 2021, 01 July 2021

Summary: LMC levy deductions for your practice were not collected in June. This will be rectified on your next month's contractual payment and deductions will be taken for June, alongside the normal July deductions. 

 

Commissioners self-serve functionality for contract variation schedules

Important update – Contract Variation Uploads and Self-Serve (pcsengland.co.uk)

Audience: Commissioners

Date: 23 July 2021

 

Important update re self-serve on GP Payments and Pensions system - click here

Audience: Commissioners

Date: 01 July 2021

Summary: We are currently working to fix a technical issue with the contract variation schedule self-serve function on the system. To ensure you are not impacted by missed or potentially duplicate payments, PCSE will continue to process payment schedules for July. 

 

Unverified GPPP user registration requests

Important update re request for access to GP Payments and Pensions service - click here

Audience: Targeted GP practice staff

Date: 29 June 2021

Summary: We are unable to action your request for changes to be made to the nominated GP Payments and Pensions (GPPP) user administrators, as we do not have you listed as a verified financial contact at your practice. This level of verification is an important part of the access process, as the GPPP services involve sensitive financial information.