Each GMS GP is entitled to the above variants of leave. Again, how much leave you are entitled to is all equated to the size of your panel numbers. All the above leave claims must be claimed for on a form called ALF/1 Form.

Completion of ALF/1 Form:
When applying for sick/study/annual leave:
Section A is completed by the GP and then forwarded to:

Primary Care Unit,
1st Floor, Ballymun Healthcare Facility, Dublin 9.

Section B is completed and approved in the Primary Care Unit. On approval of this leave the HSE will retain part 1 and return parts 2,3 and 4 to the GP.

Section C is completed by the named locum

Section D is then completed by the GP. The GP retains part 4 and forwards parts 2 and 3 to:

Primary Care Reimbursement Service, Exit 5 M50, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, to process for payment.

ANNUAL LEAVE
The entitlement of annual leave days is based on the General Practitioners panel size as outlined in the table below:

STUDY LEAVE
A General Practitioner must have a minimum panel size of 100 patients In order to claim study leave. Once the panel reaches 100 and over each GP is entitled to 10 days study leave.
Study leave is claimed based on sessions. A half-day is considered to be one session. Certificates will usually indicate how many sessions for payment.
In order to submit a claim for study leave an ALF/1 form must be submitted along with certificates of attendance at courses to the Primary Care Unit with detailed name and signature of locum Practitioner

SICK LEAVE
The General Medical services Scheme provides for a payment to be made to General Practitioners via the Primary Care Reimbursement Service in respect of sick leave.
The sick leave is based on a rolling four year period.
Entitlements for General practitioners whose panel size is between 100-700:
 The General Practitioner will receive full capitation payment for first 3 months.
 The General Practitioner will receive half the capitation payment for remaining 3 months.
 Locum payment if panel is less than 700 patients is based on the capitation payment to the General Practitioner. E.g. If a monthly capitation payment to General Practitioner = €4,000 in the month of December & General practitioner takes 1 day sick leave in this month, the following is the calculation for payment to locum:

Calculation:

Capitation(€) divided by number of days in the month = Daily payment.
Daily payment multiplied by number of days sick leave = payment to locum

Example:

€4,000 (capitation) / 31 (days in month) = €129.03 (daily payment)

€129.03 (daily payment) x 1 (sick days)
= €129.03 (locum payment).

Entitlements for General Practitioners whose panel size is greater than 700:
 The General Practitioner will receive full capitation payment for first 3 months.
 The General Practitioner will receive half the capitation payment for remaining 6 months
 Locum receives a payment per day (currently €197.24

How to make a claim for sick leave:
In order to submit a claim for sick leave an ALF/1 Form must be submitted along with sick leave certification to the Primary Care Unit.
Following approval the Primary Care Unit will retain Part 1 of the ALF/1 form. Parts 2, 3 & 4 are returned to the claiming General Practitioner. The General Practitioner forwards parts 2 & 3 to the Primary Care Reimbursement Service and retains part 4 for their own records.

MATERNITY LEAVE
The General Medical Services Scheme provides for a payment to be made to General Practitioners via the Primary Care Reimbursement Service in respect of maternity leave.

Entitlements for General practitioners whose panel size is between 100-500:
Maternity Leave is paid based on the capitation that the General Practitioner receives. E.g. if a panel size = 350 patients which provides a capitation payment of €3,000 per month the General Practitioner will receive the normal monthly €3,000 capitation and also another €3,000 for the locum payment.
Entitlements for General Practitioners whose panel size is greater than 500:
General Practitioner is paid normal monthly capitation for 26 weeks.
Locum receives a payment per day (currently €197.24 per day).
In addition to the current standard 26 weeks maternity leave a General Practitioner with a panel of 100 or more who is approved by the Health Service Executive for maternity leave may also avail of additional weeks
on grounds analogous to those in the Maternity Protection Act 1994 and the Maternity Protection Amendment Act 2004.

How to claim for Maternity Leave:
In order to submit a claim for maternity leave an MLF/1 form must be submitted to the Primary Care Unit for approval.
Following approval the Primary Care Unit will retain part 1 of the MLF/1 form. Parts 2, 3 & 4 are returned to the claiming General Practitioner. The General Practitioner forwards parts 2 & 3 to the Primary Care
Reimbursement Service and retains part 4 for their own records

Contributions to Locum Expense (Subject to the conditions of the Agreement)

Reference Number Description Amount
1. Annual leave (per day) €197.24
2. Annual leave (per week) €1,380.65
3. Sick leave (per day) during the first week €197.24
4. Sick leave (per week) for the first week €986.18
5. Sick leave (per day) from week 2 to week 26 €197.24
6. Sick leave (per week) from week 2 to week 26 €1,380.65
7. Sick leave (per day) from week 27 to week 52 €98.62
8. Sick leave (per week) from week 27 to week 52 €690.33
9. Study leave (per day) €197.24
10. Study leave (per week) €1,380.65
11. Maternity leave (per day) €394.48
12. Maternity leave (per week) €2,761.30
13. Paternity leave (per day) €394.48
14. Adoptive leave (per day) €394.48
15. Adoptive leave (per week) €2,761.30
16. Annual leave — former District Medical Officer:
(a) maximum rate — payable for each of the first 3 days annual leave in a year €66.47
(b) medium rate — payable for each of the next 25 days annual leave in that year €56.86
(c) minimum rate — payable for each other annual leave day in that year €48.92
17. Statutory leave — meetings of statutory bodies (per day) €197.24
18. Attendance at Irish Medical Organisation general practitioner meetings (per day) €197.24