Good afternoon all,
Anxious doctors joining the conversation...
I am a full time hospital locum and the hospitals and the in betweeners ( Liaison FS and 247Time ) has started to send out their versions of the new world after 6th of April. I have included a section from a letter sent to me by a hospital for your interest:
- Contact the locum booking desk to arrange appropriate notice period to be provided to your agency
- Notify your agency of your intention to work directly for the Trust
- Promptly provide all required documentation requested by the Trustís Locum desk.
- Your agency updates the 247 Time system and selects your payment method as P.A.Y.E.
- Your agency will need to complete new starter form with you and new starter checklist (replacement of P46)
- Your agency will need to upload copies of your right to work documentation, identity check documentation, DBS details and National Insurance Card ensuring that your profile contains your correct NI Number. The documents required to be completed can be found at Home .
- Complete pensions opt out form if you wish to opt out of the pension scheme. You will be auto enrolled into the appropriate pension scheme.
- Your agency will need to update your candidate profile on the system with your personal bank account details and your home address.
- Finally, your agency will provide you with a Trust contract to sign and this will also be uploaded to the 247 Time system.
- If your agency fails to do this for you after the 6th April 2017 your wages will be held until the correct documents have been uploaded for your PAYE payment. Changes cannot be back dated so please gain confirmation that your agency has actioned this fully.[/I]
In my reading option 1 means you say goodbye to the agency and you directly contract with the hospital becoming a bank doctor. Choosing option 2 means you can use an agency however they say you are going to be paid through your personal bank account which precludes being paid as a PSC.
This also means this hospital does not even consider any candidate being paid through an umbrella.
According to HMRC you could be still paid as a PSC the public sector engager or agency deducting NI and PAYE the balance being paid into your business bank account. What this hospital is doing is slightly outside of what I would have considered as standard approach.
What do you think ?