Welcome to the member area of the NHS Pension Scheme website.
This section covers all types of NHS worker in the two different sections of the Scheme and includes an explanation of who each type of member is and how you can determine which section of the Scheme you could belong to. It explains the main features of the Scheme to you and highlights where to get more information. By clicking on the links below and reading through the pages you should get a good idea of the benefits that the Scheme provides.
What type of member are you?
There are icons (small pictures) used throughout this section. These indicate the different types of NHS worker. Where these appear the feature or benefit being described will not apply to all types of NHS worker. If the icon is crossed out, the benefit described does not apply to that type of member and only applies to the types of member that are not crossed out.
To find your icon, refer to the box below.
What icon are you?
||NHS Staff. These are NHS Employees employed by NHS Trusts. This group covers most employees working for the NHS.|
||Practitioners. This means NHS medical, dental and ophthalmic practitioners, including assistants and some locum practitioners. This includes practitioners who are registered on an NHS Trust performers list.|
||Practice and Approved Employer Staff. This group includes general practice and direction body staff or staff working for other approved employers connected to the NHS.|
If a cross appears through an icon this signifies that these rules do not apply to you
By clicking on the links below and reading through the pages you should get a good idea of the benefits that the Scheme provides.
Requesting an Estimate
Pensions and Tax
This section of the website covers the main tax rules that apply to members of the NHS Pension Scheme.
Independent Financial Advice
By law NHS Pensions and Pension Officer can not provide financial advice to Scheme members.
Member Guides and Associated Factsheets
Here you will find Scheme Booklets and Factsheets about the NHS Pension Scheme.
You will find printable Scheme applications, nomination, pension and divorce , GP locum and dispute forms.
Membership and Contributions
In this section you will find information on Scheme Eligibility, Rejoining the Scheme, Cost and Contributions, Transferring benefits into the Scheme and a link to search for Employing Authority contact details.
Increasing your Benefits
Information on increasing your pension and money purchase arrangements.
Pensions on Divorce
If you are divorcing or ending a civil partnership you will need the following guidance and forms
The options you have if you leave the Scheme before retirement.
Illness Injury Assurance and Family Benefits
In this section you will find information on the benefits payable if you become to ill to do your job or have an injury at work and the benefits that may be payable in the event of your death.
Here you can read about the benefits at retirement and the different types of retirement.
This section is for Scheme members who are GP Locum Medical Practitioners.
Gender Recognition and Civil Partnership
Information on the Gender recognition and Civil Partnership Acts and what to do if you are a member of the NHS Pension Scheme.