Application Guidance for Pension Direction/Determination


2015 Scheme

On 1 April 2015 a new NHS Pension Scheme was introduced which covers all transitioning and new NHS employees. Some members are entitled to remain in the 1995 or 2008 Sections until retirement through the Scheme’s Protection arrangements. The content of this website is being updated in stages to reflect these changes. More information about the 2015 Scheme arrangements can be found here.


New Fair Deal guidance - Information for contracting authorities, bidders and providers 

Bulk Transfer overview - Information for contracting authorities, bidders and providers

Application and guidance pack for NHS Pension Direction/Determination  

Application form for an NHS Pension Direction/Determination (DIR1) 

Application for Admin Code

Pension Direction (NFD) Factsheet 

New Fair Deal guidance - HM Treasury guidance – October 2013

A New Fair Deal Direction template - Draft pension direction document (for reference only)   

A New Fair Deal Determination template - Draft pension determination document (for reference only)  

Further sources of information

The Social Partnership Forum website includes additional information which may be of interest to you; this can be viewed at the following: