Locum Cover reimbursements for working with NICE
NICE has recently increased the reimbursement rate for GP locum cover for those involved in work on its behalf. NICE already reimburses GP Practices where they have incurred locum costs in order to release a GP to attend a NICE committee meeting; these rates were increased last year in November and apply to both GP principals and salaried GPs working in a practice.
An addition to the policy has also been made, in which self-employed locums can now be reimbursed at the same rates as GP Practices are paid for internal locums, with payment being made directly to the self-employed locum. These changes have been publicised on the NICE website and in their newsletter