NHS Pension Scheme

  • Key facts


    The NHS Pension Scheme is a voluntary pension scheme available to all NHS employees. Benefits are paid in addition to the basic state pension.

    • The NHS Pension Scheme is for all full-time and part-time NHS employees.
    • Eligible employees are automatically included but they can opt-out.
    • The scheme particulars are defined by statute and benefits are paid directly from contributions and taxes.
  • Your question


    Can part-time employees join the NHS Pension Scheme?

    Yes, part-time employees can join the NHS Pension Scheme.

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