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Who is eligible to be enrolled into the NHS Pension Scheme?

The Scheme is open to any NHS workers aged between 16 and 75 who are:

  • Directly employed by the NHS
  • Medical, dental and ophthalmic practitioners and trainees
  • General medical practice staff
  • Non-General Practice Providers

Individuals not entitled to join the NHS Pension Scheme include, but are not limited to:

  • Lay Members
  • Board members without a contract of employment for other NHS services within that organisation
  • Non-Executive Board member (other than GP, GPCC)  
  • Social Enterprise staff who are not Direction body members of the NHS Pension Scheme