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Options on leaving the Scheme

If a member wishes to leave the Scheme they must complete the application to leave the NHS Pension Scheme (SD502) form. Use the application to leave the NHS Pensions Scheme form completion guidance (PDF: 115KB) when completing your part of the form.

If you do not have access to Pensions Online (POL) complete the leaver spreadsheet (Excel: 23KB) for all members. Refer to these guidance notes (PDF: 238KB) for help.

Transferring out

Members who leave the NHS Pension Scheme may be able to transfer their benefits to another registered pension scheme.

For more information read the transfer out factsheet (PDF: 191KB)

You may also need the transfer out factors for the 1995/2008 Scheme (PDF: 160KB) and the 2015 Scheme (PDF: 77KB) as well as the urgent request for pensionable pay (FA11) (Word: 225KB) form.


Members may be eligible to receive a refund of their contributions. Read the following factsheets for more information:

Employer refund of pension contributions (PDF: 202KB)

Refund of contributions decision tree (PDF: 179KB)