NHS England has set out the reimbursement details for Good Friday and Easter Monday opening.
Practices can seek reimbursement for additional staffing costs incurred on these days, in line with the respective rates as set out below. That includes:
- Overtime for non-GP practice staff in line with the individual’s contractual arrangements
- Sessional GPs: up to a maximum of £250 a session or £500 per day
- Overtime for salaried GPs in line with the individual’s contractual arrangements
- Additional capacity from GP Partners to recognise up to two additional sessions on each of Good Friday and Easter Monday at a rate of £289 per session plus applicable employer National Insurance and pension costs
Practices should discuss with their local commissioner the level of service required on bank holidays and agree in advance what additional staffing costs will be reimbursed.
Details of the General Practice COVID support fund will soon be shared, and additional expenses will be considered within this.