NHS Pension schemeThe NHS Pension Scheme dates back to 1948. It is a statutory (scheme rules are enshrined in law, as opposed to a trust deed), occupational (connected to NHS employment) scheme.
The NHS Pension Scheme is a voluntary scheme in which members can join at any time during their employment within the NHS.
The normal retirement age is 60 for both men and women, although there are provisions for those with special status to retire from age 55 without a reduction in pension benefits. More
UNISON responds to DOH consultation on NHSPS member contribution increases for 2013-2014
Read UNISON's response here to the Department of Health's consultation on proposed member contribution increases, which are in line with the Proposed Final Agreement.
Find out why it's important to save for a pension
(08/02/2013) Saving for a pension has never been more important. Read our general, LGPS specific and NHSPS specific factsheets that quite simply highlight the main attractions of pension saving.
NHS pension contributions to rise in April 2013
(7/12/2012) As expected DOH have issued a consultation on the distribution of member contribution increases for the year 2013-2014. Read about it, and let us have your views.
PENSIONS - Latest news from the Health Service Group Executive
(31/7/2012) - UNISON Health Service Group Executive agreed that the pensions dispute is now over, although the campaign for fair pensions and a fair retirement age will continue
Health members to decide on final pension proposals
"It is critical that members have the final say" Department of Health final proposals [pdf file])
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