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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:

  • Drawdown Flexibilities - NHS Pension live event 
  • 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.

Drawdown Flexibilities - NHS Pensions live event

NHS Pensions are holding an employer live event to discuss the changes to the NHS Pension drawdown process, which will take effect from 1 October 2023.

This event is for all employer types.

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: 

January dates:

March dates:

April 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: 

November dates:

January dates:

March dates:

May 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: 

November dates:

January dates:

April dates:

May dates:

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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 stakeholderengagement@nhsbsa.nhs.uk for consideration.