Our role as scheme administrators includes deducting accurate contributions from your salary, and providing pension guidance throughout your career. We are also responsible for the administration of your retirement process.

Anyone who starts working for the NHS automatically becomes a member of the NHS Pension Scheme. You are issued with a scheme guide  on joining the NHS. You can choose to ‘opt out’ or leave the scheme at any time.

The Trust pension lead is Elaine Hindle.  The Trust Payroll manager is Dave Forshaw.  For any queries, please contact via email:

You can contact the NHS Pensions Agency directly on 0300 3301 346.

In addition to your contribution, the trust, as your employer, contributes 14.38% of your pensionable pay.

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Pensions and Divorce

If you are a member of the NHS Pension scheme, and are requested by your solicitor to provide information about your pension benefits, you should download copies of forms PD1 and PD2 and the PoD Notes.  Once completed, please email both PD1 and PD2 forms to

Nominating a Partner for NHS Pension Benefits

If you are legally free to marry or to enter a civil partnership, and have been in an exclusive relationship for at least 2 years, you may nominate your partner as a beneficiary of your pension. To do this you would need to complete form PN1 and return it to the Pensions Agency.

It is worth remembering that should your relationship breakdown, you will need to cancel the nomination. Information on how to do this can be found on the PN1 form.

Nominating someone other than a Partner/Spouse for NHS death in service life assurance lump sum.

If you wish to nominate somebody other than your partner/spouse, for example a child or sibling to receive your death in service life assurance lump sum you should complete form DB2 and send it to the Pensions Agency.

NHS Pension Scheme contact information:

By post:
NHS Pensions,
PO Box 2269,

By phone:
0345 1212 522


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NEST – National Employment Savings Trust.

For Staff who have retired and taken their benefits from the NHS Pension Scheme – and can no longer be in the NHS Pension Scheme, the Trust offers an alternative. We have NEST.

All Employers have to offer a scheme, so this is specific for the people who fall into this category.

People cannot choose to leave the NHS Pension Scheme as that is our main scheme, and pay into NEST as an alternative, only on return to work after retirement can you be in it.

For more information contact the NEST Helpline on 0300 020 0090

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