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Re-employment

Read our COVID-19 guidance on the government’s measures to allow recently retired NHS staff and social care workers to return to work or increase their commitments

COVID-19 guidance on support for retired members

There may be an impact on your pension if you decide to return to work. Read the factsheets and watch the videos to find out more about:

  • the rules around returning to work in the NHS
  • who you need to inform if you are returning to NHS employment
  • why your pension may be suspended
  • why your pension rate may drop (this is also known as abatement)

Videos

Watch our video if you have retired and wish to return to NHS work. It will help you understand:

  • how this may affect your pension
  • who you need to inform

Read the video transcript (PDF: 109KB).

 

Watch our video if you have retired due to ill health and wish to return to NHS work. It will help you understand:

 

  • how this may affect your pension
  • who you need to inform

Read the video transcript (PDF: 110KB).

Factsheets

Read our returning to work factsheets for more information on returning to work after retirement or ill health retirement: 

Returning to work following your retirement (PDF: 125KB)Returning to work following ill health retirement (PDF: 130KB)1995 Section - Death on re-employment (PDF: 163KB)