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Locum jobs. Review your needs & be clear with surgeries Honesty & commitment Be organised Contract or not. Now. Folder & Stationery CV GMC Covering letter P60 Invoices Certificates Performers list – CCT, Indemnity, Copy for folder Speak to current Practice Manager

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locum jobs
Locum jobs
  • Review your needs & be clear with surgeries
  • Honesty & commitment
  • Be organised
  • Contract or not
slide2
Now
  • Folder & Stationery

CV GMC

Covering letter P60

Invoices Certificates

  • Performers list – CCT, Indemnity,
      • Copy for folder
  • Speak to current Practice Manager
  • Sessional GP list at PCT
  • Register with HMRC as self employed
      • Even if salaried and want to do OOH/extra locums
stationery
Stationery
  • Clear
  • Contact details
  • Word document
  • Use for all correspondence
  • Invoice
  • Curriculum Vitae & Covering Letter
how to find work
How to find work
  • Be creative
  • Mail shot of CV/covering letter
  • Friends & word of mouth
  • Sessional List
  • Cold calling
  • Agencies
slide5
Tax
  • Register as Self employed
  • Keep approx 1/3 of earnings from each invoice
  • Tax & NIC = Self assessment online
  • Submitted LATEST by 31st January 2013 for work done 6th April 2011 to 5thApril 2012
  • Get 2 tax periods a year – Jan & July
  • National insurance contributions
    • Class 1 – done by employer when employed & on PAYE
    • Class 2 – self employed - flat rate twice a year (jan & july)
    • Class 4 - self employed - pay when do self assessment as proportion of self employed earnings
pensions
Pensions
  • Entitled to NHS pension
  • Form A – total for session/work done
  • Form B – total for month
  • Pension Website best source of information
    • GP FAQs
    • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/2061.aspx
    • GP Locum page
    • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions/2665.aspx
    • GP forms
    • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions/2668.aspx
indemnity
Indemnity
  • MDU – Locum cover worked out based on number of sessions
  • Can get cover in blocks
  • E.g. 1 session per week = 52 sessions
  • Use these all in one go or spread out through year
  • Can add in ‘fixed’ sessions i.e 4 session regular until date X
slide8
Pay
  • Negotiable
  • Be fair to yourself and to the practice
  • £80 per hour
  • £225 per session
  • £450 per full day
  • £25 per visit – when to type it up?
  • Above includes doing own referrals/paper work
  • Leave a ‘tidy desk’
extra tips
Extra tips
    • Get an accountant – helps with tax return and claiming back tax free benefits
      • Proportion of car/computer/stationery etc
  • If doing maternity locum check policy re annual leave / study leave
  • If employed for more than 6 months by a practice, you are classed as ‘salaried’ for purposes of pension and other rights
  • PDP / Appraisal – keep log of this as you go
life as a locum plus side
Life as a locum... plus side
  • Understanding - personally & professionally
  • Varied exposure to patients
  • Different practices
  • Systems / process / problems
  • Income better than VTS
  • Flexible working
  • Clock on , clock off
life as a locum not so plus side
Life as a locum ...not-so-plus side
  • Unknown
  • Isolating
  • Patients - demands / expectation / follow up
  • Uncertainty – income / tax / new job / you
  • How am I driving
  • Clock on , clock off
  • Split sites
  • Mis-treated?? – on call
resources
Resources
  • National association of sessional GP
      • www.nasgp.org.uk
  • Bradford VTS exit handbook – Excellent resource even though from 2008/9
      • http://www.bradfordvts.co.uk/wp-content/onlineresources/0003postgptraining/exit%20handbook.pdf
resources1
Resources
  • Coventry PCT performers list –

Sue Ward

Primary Care Support Manager

Primary Care

NHS Coventry

Christchurch House

Tel: 024 7624 6055

Fax: 024 7624 6039

[email protected]

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