Retirement

Retirement

As of 6th April 2011, the retirement age of 65 was abolished by the Government. In line with legislation, the Trust does not operate compulsory retirement. You will therefore continue to be employed and where possible contribute to the Pension Scheme regardless of age, until you decide to leave.

Pre-retirement training:

The following pre-retirement courses are available (click for a larger version):

Voluntary Early Retirement

If you are considering Voluntary Early Retirement, the age at which you can retire and access your pension, will depend on your job and which section of the scheme you are in (i.e. 1995 or 2008). A penalty may apply if you retire early. More detailed information can be found by searching for ‘early retirement’ on the Pensions Agency website.

Contact bfwh.pensionqueries@nhs.net for more information – remembering to plan approximately 5-6 months ahead ahead of your expected retirement date.

Ill Health Retirement

Provided you have had at least two years membership of the scheme and have become too ill to work in your present job, you may be able to retire early and take your pension benefits.  If you think you should be considered for retirement on grounds of ill health, there is a fully supported process with Occupational Health & HR, that needs to be followed in line with the Sickness/Performance Management policy.

Flexible Retirement

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