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Document Who sets the basic working week (i.e. standard hours) for GP staff?

An employer is responsible for setting the standard working week for their staff, not the NHS Pension Scheme. The standard working week is usually stated in the practice staff's contract of employment.
 
For example, if the standard working week is 42 hours, any pay up to 42 hours is pensionable and any pay in excess of 42 hours is not pensionable.
 
GPs will need to seek independent legal advice if they are unsure about setting terms and conditions of employment for their practice staff.
 
Note: From 1 April 2014, all earnings for Type 2 Medical Practitioners are now pensionable. This includes overtime for hours worked in excess of the standard working week.
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