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This collection asks for NHS earnings to be disclosed to NHS Digital if it exceeds the threshold for a year, starting from October 2021.
General Practice Pay Transparency is delayed
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has confirmed the implementation of general practice pay transparency is delayed until at least Spring 2022. Further information on the implementation of the pay transparency provisions will be available in due course.
Background to the collection
The Government has amended the NHS (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2015 (the “GMS Regulations”) and the NHS (Personal Medical Services Agreements) Regulations 2015 (the “PMS Regulations”) from 1 October 2021 to require a contract with an individual medical practitioner or a partnership to contain a term requiring the contractor to make a self-declaration to NHS Digital if their NHS earnings exceed the threshold for the relevant year (as well as a term requiring this self-declaration requirement to flow down into any clinical subcontracts). These changes have also been reflected in an amendment to the APMS Directions 2020.
This requirement will begin for 2019-20 NHS earnings and individuals who have NHS earnings of over £150,000 in 2019-20 will be required to self-declare. The full details of who is required to make the self-declaration, the definition of NHS earnings for the purpose of general practice pay transparency and the process for making the self-declaration can be found in the general practice pay transparency guidance.
Information to be collected via self-declaration
Individuals who are in scope are required to confirm their name and job title and to declare the following information:
their NHS earnings for the relevant year
the organisation(s) from which the NHS earnings were drawn
How the information collected via the self-declaration will be used
The information self-declared to NHS Digital will be published in a national publication by NHS Digital on an annual basis. The following information will be published for each individual making the self-declaration for 2019/20 NHS earnings.
their NHS earnings in earnings bands
the name of the organisation from which they drew the greatest proportion of their NHS earnings plus the number of other organisations from which NHS earnings were drawn from in the relevant year