Additional frequently asked questions for locums only

Last updated: 10 December 2020.

If you are a freelance locum and are a member of the NHS Pension Scheme then you may be eligible for compensation under the Policy.

As for other clinicians, locum GPs must be:

  • employed or engaged in a role that requires registration with an appropriate healthcare regulatory body, see: Professional Standards Authority – Which professions are regulated
  • have a valid registration for the period of the scheme pays election
  • on the Performer’s List
  • a member of the NHS pension scheme
  • receive a tax charge associated with breaching the annual allowance in 2019/20 in respect of their NHS pension scheme membership.

You will need to submit your Policy application forms to PCSE to confirm that you have a valid registration for 2019/20 in line with other GPs. Please see the FAQs for eligible clinicians for information on this.

If you have chosen to be a member of the NHS Pension scheme and meet the eligibility criteria you will be able to benefit from the 2019/20 Commitment. If you work exclusively for a Trust, or several Trusts please follow the process for other clinicians in the Trust where you work most frequently.