All NHS practices posting jobs on Lantum (formerly Network Locum) will pay NHS pension contributions. This is because the practice employs and pays you directly, therefore NHS pension can be claimed.
You are eligible to claim NHS pension if you are a GP operating as a sole trader and you are not retired.
How to claim
- Check the job description to ensure that it does not state the practice does not pay pension contributions.
- Go to your 'Your Account', then click 'Edit Payment Details'. You must choose the "I claim NHS pension", and include your National Insurance number and SD Number, then click 'save changes'.
- After you've worked the job, request your invoice through the site under your 'Billing' page by clicking 'create invoice' next to the session. Make sure the correct payment profile is correct if you switch between two.
- Once created, your invoice and pension form will be automatically generated within a couple of minutes. Both documents will be stored in your 'Billing' page, and available to download again at any time. The practice will be sent your invoice and pension form, with instructions to make payment directly to you. The practice will complete and return your pension form to you, by post or email, depending on the practice, usually within 30 days.
- After you receive the pension form back from the practice, you should submit your forms to your host PCT/LHB.
- A minority of practices do not pay NHS pension contributions (e.g. Out of hours organisations), and therefore pension cannot be paid. This will be stated clearly in the job description, as in the example below.
- Some practices will state that the rate is inclusive of pension contributions. This means they will be glad to complete a pension form for you, but that the total they will pay, including any pension contribution, will not exceed the hourly rate posted.
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