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NHS pensions

Information about the previous NHS Pension Scheme and the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme.

From 1 April 2015 the new NHS Pension Scheme replaced the previous scheme.

2015 NHS Pension Scheme

The new NHS Pension Scheme reflects the recommendations made by the Independent Public Service Pensions Review conducted by Lord Hutton.

The Department of Health held detailed discussions with health sector trade unions and employer representatives to finalise the new NHS Pension Scheme.

The proposed final agreement on reforms to the NHS Pension Scheme is the government’s final position on the design of the new pension scheme.

Find out more on this new scheme from the NHS Pension Scheme proposal factsheets.

Find out more about NHS Pension Scheme access for GP federations on the NHS England website.

  1. NHS Pension Scheme reforms and contribution rates: update

    • Guidance
  2. Proposed final agreement on reforms to NHS Pension Scheme

    • News story
  3. Reforming the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales: Proposed Final Agreement

    • Policy paper
  4. NHS Pension Scheme proposal: factsheets

    • Guidance
  5. New NHS Pension Scheme calculators

    • News story
  6. NHS pension scheme: Equality Analysis

    • Research and analysis

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefit public service pension scheme, which operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. A new reformed scheme was introduced on 1 April 2015 that calculates pension benefits based on career average earnings. Transitional arrangements permit individuals who on 1 April 2012 were within ten years of normal pension age to continue participating in the old ‘final salary’ NHS Pension Scheme arrangements (the 1995 and 2008 sections).

The NHS Pension Scheme is administered by the NHS Business Service Authority, where you can find more information about the scheme.

  1. Fair Deal policy and NHS Pension Scheme

    • Guidance
  2. NHS pension provision

    • Guidance
  3. NHS Pension Scheme contributions calculator for 2013 to 2014

    • Guidance
  4. Public health transfer to local government – treatment of pensions

    • Guidance
  5. NHS Pension Scheme increased contributions calculator for 2012-13 employee contributions

    • Guidance

Consultations on pension reforms

  1. NHS pension scheme draft regulations 2015: part 3

    • Consultation outcome
  2. NHS Pension scheme draft regulations 2015: part 2

    • Consultation outcome
  3. NHS Pension scheme draft regulations 2015: part 1

    • Consultation outcome
  4. NHS Pension Scheme: consultee list

    • Transparency data
  5. NHS pension scheme changes

    • Consultation outcome
  6. Amendments to NHS pension scheme regulations

    • Consultation outcome
  7. Amendments to the NHS pension scheme regulations

    • Consultation outcome
  8. NHS Pension Scheme: proposed changes to regulations

    • Consultation outcome

Actuarial valuations

  1. NHS Pension Scheme actuarial valuation

    • Guidance