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Technical guidance

Information you need to administer the NHS Pension Scheme on behalf of your members.

For a broad overview of the administrative tasks you need to perform, read our quick start guide (PDF: 486KB).

It's aimed at employers who have recently been accepted as Employing Authorities of the NHS Pension Scheme and for new pension professionals responsible for the administration.

It's important that you keep us up to date with any changes to contact names, emails and addresses at your organisation. 

The NHS Pension Scheme useful dates (PDF: 146KB) document sets out the key dates throughout the history of the NHS Pension Scheme. The terms used in this document were the terms used at the time and may differ to current terms.

Employer newsletter

You can keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to the monthly employer newsletter.

The main contacts for each organisation receive this automatically to the email address we hold on our records.

If you are not the main pensions contact and would like to receive the newsletter, email with your name, organisation and email address. 

To help us evaluate our services, we may contact you from time to time to invite you to share your views.

Your details will not be shared with any third parties.

You can request an archived newsletter. Check the Employer Newsletter article titles (2006 to present) (PDF: 674KB) list and email stating the newsletter you require and the reason for this.

Recent employer newsletters

We have employer newsletters from the past 12 months:
NHS Pensions Updates - May 2024 (PDF: 239KB)NHS Pensions Updates - April 2024 (PDF: 224KB)NHS Pensions Updates - March 2024 (PDF: 294KB)NHS Pensions Updates - February 2024 (PDF: 334KB)NHS Pensions Updates - January 2024 (PDF: 256KB)NHS Pensions Updates - December 2023 (PDF: 244KB)NHS Pensions Updates - November 2023 (PDF: 291KB)NHS Pensions Updates - October 2023 (PDF: 217KB)NHS Pensions Updates - September 2023 (PDF: 237KB)NHS Pensions Updates - August 2023 (PDF: 207KB) NHS Pensions Updates - July 2023 (PDF: 197KB)NHS Pensions Updates - June 2023 (PDF: 190KB)NHS Pensions Updates - May 2023 (PDF: 192KB)

Disclosure of senior managers' remuneration (Greenbury)

All requests for disclosure information must be received by NHS Pensions between 15 January 2024 and 28 February 2024.

Disclosure of Senior Managers' Remuneration (Greenbury) 2024 (Word: 134KB)

Visit Pensions Online for a guide for Greenbury.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


The different types of retirement options for members of the NHS Pension Scheme.

Pay and contributions

Employer information on membership, contributions and pay


Information about eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme and what actions employers need to take

Options on leaving the Scheme

Options available to members to leave the Scheme and what you need to do.

Family benefits and life assurance

Information about family benefits and life assurance.

Tax information

Information about the Finance Act, Annual Allowance and tax charges that may apply to a member’s NHS Pension.

Increasing benefits

Information about the options that exist within the Scheme for a member to increase their NHS Pension

Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership

Information about how an NHS Pension is affected if a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership happens.

Transferring in

Information about the rules and criteria surrounding transfers in to the NHS Pension Scheme


Find out how to manage a member’s record.