Promoting partnership working in the NHS

Green Route - Your pension

Most staff employed in the NHS have the right to be members of the NHS Pension Scheme. Pensions under the NHS Pension Scheme include the retirement pension and early payment of pension on grounds of ill health.

If you are transferred from the NHS to a local authority, you may be able to remain a member of the NHS Pension Scheme as long as you continue to be employed on the transferred service or function. You should speak to your trade union or HR representative for more details.

Staff transferred as part of the public health transfer in 2013 maintained their NHS pension rights under a national agreement.

The ability to be a member of the NHS Pension Scheme is not retained if staff subsequently move voluntarily to a non-NHS funded service role in local government.