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GP principals maternity leave

GP principals are self-employed and are therefore not subject to the NHS Scheme nor the statutory provisions that would apply to employees.

For GMS practices under the Statement of Financial Entitlements, Part 4, Section 15 (paras 15.1-15.8) where a partnership employs a locum to cover an absent partner on maternity leave or paternity leave they will be entitled to claim a payment from the primary care organisation towards the cost of that locum (for more information please read the supplement).

PMS practices will need to reach agreement with their primary care organisation.