Outsource your payroll to us so you can focus on front-line delivery

With the consolidation of many GP practices into larger medical centres, there is increasing pressure on Practice Managers to run their operations more commercially. At the same time, the move towards larger practices and centres adds complexity to areas such as payroll. 

One important commercial decision is what areas to be outsourced. Payroll outsourcing is simple, well established and cost effective for GP Practices and Medical Centres.

The pace of change has meant that surgeries are having to adapt and look to external expertise. Many Practice Managers may now have come from a non-NHS background, which can have implications in a lack of experience with NHS specific payroll and pension idiosyncrasies. Some of the rules around payroll are specific to General Practice and although there are many similarities with other Local Government Rules, there are some specific differences and, if approached in the wrong way, can have negative impact on employees pay and pension.

Outsourcing such complex payroll, to people with this specific expertise, takes away one area of stress from busy Practice Managers. Our dedicated payroll team understand the complexities of NHS payroll and NHS pension regulations, including:



Dataplan’s tailored payroll service for GP practices includes:

  • Named UK Payroll contacts / teams
  • Payroll management including all payments by BACS 
  • Auto enrolment including employee assessment as standard
  • Comprehensive payroll reports including data analysis 
  • Employees with multiple roles
  • Locums and Bank Staff
  • Registrars’ pay
  • Statutory pay including SSP/SMP/SPP/SAP
  • Global pay uplift
  • Understanding of ESR integrated HR and payroll systems



  • NHS pension scheme, including salaried GPs
  • Submitting starters, leavers and changes to personal data to the NHSPA
  • Submission of SD55 annual returns
  • If we are set up as a user on Pensions Online, we can administer all of the pension scheme including;
  • Submitting monthly GP1 reports
  • Processing requests for pension benefit estimates, AW8s and RF12sa

Check out our dedicated GP Payroll website here

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Adding Value

We can also provide added value services such as our ePayslips solution, which not only provides electronic pay information such as payslips, P60s and P11Ds to your employees, it also has additional features so can provide a secure company document store and messaging service for your staff. We also can provide fully bespoke branded ePayslips with smartphone app and website access.

Professional accreditations

By outsourcing to Dataplan you have peace of mind that your payroll data is secure. We are accredited with ISO27001 and undertake ISA3402 External Audit.  All data is processed and stored by us in our UK data centres and all our teams are based from our Head Office (no overseas outsourcing).

We also hold the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) which is the ‘gold standard’ award in the payroll sector.

We have experience processing many GP practices and Medical Centre payrolls and can provide a flexible and cost effective service allowing you to focus on front line services. 

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Check out our specialist GP & medical payroll services website

Our specialist payroll and NHS pension experience allows us to provide professional payroll services to the medical community. Visit our dedicated website to see the service in more detail.

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