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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 30th June 2017

Date sent: Friday 30 June 2017

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers                              This and previous updates can be found here

Somerset GP Board (Team GP) please find a letter from the LMC SPH and Dr Rosie Benyworth regarding this new initiative which was first shared in the update last week.

PCSE Monitoring Templates Our thanks to Wessex LMCs for sharing these monitoring templates which have been agreed with NHSE and PCSE for your practice use and reporting, they should both be self explanatory and we would be grateful if you could return to by the 24th July for us to action:

National and Local Contract Variations 2017/18  Practices will have now received these from the CCG they were shared with the LMC in March and we raised a couple of queries but nothing significant, due to the time lapse in distributing these to practices we are re checking and will confirm with practices early next week that no further amendments have been made.

CCG Enhanced Service Claim forms and reports These have now been uploaded to the practice support area on the LMC website  The first submission date for this year is July 14th.

Lifestyle Medicine in Somerset invitation to join a discussion forum from Dr Campbell Murdoch, full detail here

Pension Changes  Update for locums, salaried GPs and partners

SOLO/Locum A/B Forms and Payments Guidelines for submitting contributions by BACs or cheque are available on the PCSE website. If paying pension contributions by cheque, please make cheques payable to either NHS England or NHS Commissioning Board.
From 1 April 2017, an administration levy was introduced by NHS Pensions. This is 0.08% of each active member’s pensionable pay. This levy is to be paid over at the same time as the employers’ contributions. So instead of paying 14.3% employers contributions every month, 14.38% should be paid over.Please ensure that the correct rates are applied, and that the information provided in the form is clear, complete and legible in order for PCSE to apply your payments accurately, according to the correct rates and including any levies due.


If work has been completed and paid to the GP prior to 1 April, then the employers rate paid over should be 14.3%.

If the work was completed prior to 1 April but paid after this date, then the employers rate to be paid over will be 14.38%.
Guidance is available on the NHS Website
For submissions that involve multiple payments, please ensure that all required data is included on your forms, to enable PCSE to allocate payments to the correct pension accounts. Contribution forms should be emailed to
Please put ‘SOLO or Locum A/B Forms’ in the email subject line.
If you are posting your forms please send to: Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN.


Kind Regards


Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

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