NHS Pension Scheme
The NHS Pension Scheme continues to be one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes within the UK. It supports the NHS People Plan and People Promise by recognising and rewarding our NHS people and allowing them to work and retire flexibly.
The Scheme is a key element of the overall reward package for staff and can be a valuable tool for recruitment and retention. Employers play a vital role in administering the scheme at a local level, communicating with staff and taking advantage of the benefits that the scheme can bring at an organisational level.
Our work commissioned by NHS England, provides tools and resources that help employers use the NHS Pension Scheme to support workforce retention.
Comparing the different sections of the NHS Pension Scheme
Help scheme members to understand the three parts of the NHS Pension Scheme and the different rules that apply to each.
1 April 2022
How retire and return benefits our staff and our organisation
Flexible retirement helps staff to change the nature or pattern of their work in the lead-up to retirement, to suit their future plans.
8 August 2022
NHS Pension Scheme member contribution rates poster
Use and share this poster to see the new member contribution rates from 1 October 2022.
9 September 2022
NHS Pension Scheme resources to support retention
Retirement flexibilities poster
Use our poster to support your conversations with our NHS people about the flexible retirement options available in the NHS Pension Scheme.
5 August 2021
Promoting the value of the NHS Pension Scheme videos and presentation
A presentation slide pack, guide and accompanying video to help employers talk to staff about the NHS Pension Scheme.
12 October 2020
Promoting flexible retirement and pension options
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is raising awareness of flexible retirement options and promoting the NHS Pension Scheme.
26 September 2018
Improving nurse retention: flexible retirement guide
Our guide focuses on flexible working through the lens of supporting nurses to access more flexible forms of retirement.
11 August 2020
Pension tax guidance for employers
Our guidance covers the local options employers can put in place to support staff who are facing pension tax issues.
23 March 2023
NHS Pension Scheme webinars
Listen again to our suite of webinars that focus on the benefits of the NHS Pension Scheme, flexible retirement and the retire and return options available to members of the Scheme. These options can be used by employers to support recruitment and retention.
Improving staff retention
This guide supports line managers and employers to consider the key areas that affect workforce retention.
2 March 2022
Upcoming changes to the NHS Pension Scheme
Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme to attract and retain experienced staff
Read about the changes to introduce more flexibility on retirement and address pension tax issues caused by rapidly rising inflation.
10 March 2023
Key dates for the McCloud remedy
Our timeline resource provides a summary of the process for removing age discrimination from public sector schemes and actions for employers.
7 June 2021