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Advice on pensions

The contact details to get in touch with NHS pensions with any queries:

Members +44 (0)3003 301 346
Employers
+44 (0)3003 301 353
Practitioners
nhsbsa.practitioners@nhs.net
Annual Allowance
nhsbsa.annualallowance@nhs.net
Scheme Access (federations etc)
nhsbsa.directionapplication@nhs.net

The legislation with regards to Federations and subcontracting of contracts to GP practices and the ability to pension the income can be found at:

GP Benchmarking survey

We’d like to offer you the chance to have your say in our annual GB Benchmarking survey, which provides crucial information on key trends within the healthcare industry.

If you have any further queries please contact samuel.edwards@icaew.com.

Please note that the results will only be shared with those who took part and completed the survey.

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Primary Care Network Accounts: Matters from first ones drafted

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Having drafted a few PCN Accounts now I thought that it would be useful to share with you some of the main considerations and discussion points that have arisen with clients.

Good Friday and Easter Monday Opening

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Practices are able to seek reimbursement for additional staffing costs incurred as a result of having to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday. The rates are:

Property issues facing the GP sector

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These are some of the issues and concerns which the GP sector are facing.

Property issues - top tips

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In times of continuing changing partnerships, we see many property transactions within GP partnership accounts, there are several key areas to be aware of.

Primary care networks | GPs | Healthcare Community

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Everyone should have now signed their PCN agreements, chosen the model through which their PCN will be delivered, nominated the Clinical Director(s) and dealt with the many compliance and legalities that the PCN model has brought with it. However, is that it, or are there more headaches around the corner?

Final pay controls fort non-GP partners on retirement

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Final pay control employer charges came into effect from 1 April 2014 and was brought in to prevent an employee or non-GP Partner’s salary or profit being artificially inflated in the three years leading up to retirement in order for them to get a bigger pension when they retire.

Accounting for PCN income in the practice and PCN accounts

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As accountants it will be our responsibility to account for the income and expenses that will flow through the PCN bank account and then accurately attribute the share of any potential surplus or loss to the participating practices and ultimately the partners.

Primary Care Networks

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Many practices have been collaborating to provide services to their patients. Some of these arrangements have been on an informal basis such as clusters, or a loose federation or alliance and others have been more formal such as a Corporate Federation. The 2019/2020 GP contract formalises this collaborative working within the Primary Care Network Contract.

End of year pension administration for GPs

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Primary Care Support England (PCSE) has been responsible for processing GP end of year pension administration since 2016.

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