Network Locum is completely FREE for practices to sign up to.
There is no cost to you in signing up to and posting your sessions on Network Locum.
The only time you will pay for our service is when a GP locum completes one of your sessions.
When posting your sessions you have complete control of how much it will cost your practice. You choose how much you want to pay your locum and the site calculates for you exactly how much per hour you will pay including the Network Locum service fee, which as standard is 15% of the hourly rate.
(Please note that you will be required to pay VAT on the Network Locum service fee, but will not be required to pay VAT on the GP’s hourly rate).
When hiring GPs through Network Locum, they work directly for you, so are eligible to add NHS pension to the value of their invoices, however this needn't be at any extra cost to your practice.
There are three options when it comes to pension payments:
- Included in the rate. (The value of the pension will automatically be separated from the rate when the GP creates their invoice, this will cost you no more than the rate you specified when posting the job)
- Pension paid on top. (The value of the pension will be added on top of the total value of the invoice. This value is calculated as 14.3% of 90% of the total invoice)
- Not eligible for pension. (You are not obliged to pay pension if you are not an NHS practice)
For more information regarding pensions please see the following FAQ: