Following the recent National Government announcement regarding the future of indemnity payments for GPs in England and a number of the main Defence Organisations altering their cost structures, BMA Cymru Wales have issued a statement of the current situation in Wales.

Indemnity BMA Blog - "What's happening in Wales?"

Further to the Gwent LMC meeting with finance department of the Healthboard & representative of Deloitte accountants, ABUHB have in last few days sent a letter to all sessional GPs and practices which is intended to clarify their stance on the blanket imposition of an employed status for sessional GPs working in managed practices & OOHs, for the purposes of Taxation.

This seems to be a co-ordinated approach across all HBs in Wales, probably based upon the same advice.

GPC Wales have provided a response and Guidance to individual practitioners, LMCs and also a briefing for Welsh Government.

This advice & guidance around the taxation status of sessional workers lies separate to the IR35 advice which is solely relating to workers who provide their services through intermediary organisations or limited companies.

We feel that these rulings will also have implications to independent contractor Practices in their usage of locum GPs and GPC Wales have also provided guidance to practices with this regard. 

As you will be aware NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP), Primary Care Services (PCS) order and supply stationery to practitioners on behalf of the Health Boards (HBs) across Wales. Most of the stationery which is provided is administered under the National Forms contract however MATB1, MATB1W, DS1500 forms are not included within the National Framework as these forms are produced and published by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Please be aware that as from the 1st September 2017 Primary Care Services will cease to issue MATB1, MATB1W and DS1500 forms. As from this date all practices would need to source supplies of the these forms directly from DWP.

MATB1, MATB1W and DS1500 can be obtained by contacting:
iON
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Leeds​LS12 6NJ

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Please send your order to iON by email,fax or post.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co operation with this matter. Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact NWSSP-PCS at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..