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Employer events

The NHS Pensions Stakeholder Engagement team support employers with their administration responsibilities for the Scheme and can help with any queries you may have.

We organise events, courses and training for Scheme employers including: 

  • Administration Foundation course
  • GP practice manager training
  • ad hoc training around key events such as Pensions Online (POL) or ESR users

This page shows all current events. If you register for an event and are then unable to attend, cancel your place on Eventbrite as soon as possible so that we can reallocate your reserved place to the next available person.

Ill Health Retirement - NHS Pensions live event

The NHS Pensions Stakeholder engagement team are hosting a virtual training event for employers on Wednesday 24 July 2024 at 10:30am.

The event will be looking at ill health retirement and the process involved for both employers and members.

The event will cover the following topics:

  • eligibility
  • how to apply and the forms needed
  • ill health assessment and the decision process
  • leave and career breaks
  • serious ill health

During the event you will have the opportunity to ask questions via the question-and-answer function. All questions will be reviewed before publishing to avoid duplication.

The details for the next available session are as follows: 

Administration Foundation course

This course is available to all new local administrators of the NHS Pension Scheme who are less than 12 months in post and provides an overview of what is expected of you as an NHS Pension Scheme administrator throughout a Scheme year.

At the end of the course, you will have a high-level understanding of the actions required to enable you to administer the NHS Pension Scheme at a local level. The course could also be used as a refresher course for anyone restarting in local NHS Pension Scheme administration. The details for the next available courses are as follows: 

June dates:

August dates:

GP practice manager training

Our next Level 1 and Level 2 GP practice manager events include educational training tailored for practice managers, delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Practice managers need to attend the whole training session to receive a Continued Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

Level 1 GP practice manager event

This session includes information on the NHS Pension Scheme website, Annual Benefit Statements, roles and responsibilities, Pensions Online (POL), the AW8 and the member journey. The details for the next available course are as follows: 

June dates:

August dates:

Level 2 GP practice manager event

These sessions include roles and responsibilities, flexible retirement, leave overview, ill health and family benefits. The details for the next available course are as follows: 

July dates:

September dates:

Pensionable pay and contributions overview events

As a follow up to the contribution changes, the Stakeholder Engagement Team will be hosting events to provide an overview of member contributions and pensionable pay for NHS Trusts, GP Practices and Direction Bodies.

The following topics will be covered throughout the three events:

  • Member contribution changes explained and video
  • Assessing the tiered contribution rate
  • What is pensionable and what’s not
  • Contributions payable and different types of leave

There are currently no events scheduled but will be advertised here once available. 

Ad hoc training

We regularly hold ad hoc or one-off training for specific employer groups including employers using Pensions Online (POL) or ESR.

Details of future training will be shared here.

You can also find details of our member and GP member events via our member events page.

If your organisation would like to request training or attendance directly from the Stakeholder Engagement team, complete the event / meeting request form (Word: 241KB) and email the team at for consideration.