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Locum GPs must have same death in service benefits as other doctors, say LMCs

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 21 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1331
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA’s General Practitioners Committee must actively seek changes to the NHS pension scheme to make it fairer for all GPs, local medical committees (LMCs) have urged.

On 20 March the annual LMC conference in Belfast unanimously called for sessional GPs to have the same death in service benefits as the rest of the GP workforce.

The NHS pension scheme provides a lump sum and pension benefits to a doctor’s dependants in the event of his or her death.1 However, some locum GPs are not eligible for this benefit.2

Speaking at the conference, Andrew Parkin, a locum GP …

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