Your NHS Scotland pension scheme

Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: Reduced telephony service

To date, we’ve followed Scottish and UK Government guidance and taken the appropriate preventative measures to protect our colleagues and services. We’re well prepared for the spread of the virus and ready to continue to deliver core services.

To focus on this we’ll be temporarily operating a reduced telephony service with our teams responding to ill health, injury and bereavement enquiries only.

For all other enquiries, please contact: sppacontactus@gov.scot

We’ll update our website when our full service is restored. The SPPA appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. A SPPA Covid-19 FAQ can be found here.  

There are currently two occupational pension schemes for National Health Service staff in Scotland: the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) and National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015.

These schemes are administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency on behalf of Scottish Ministers and SPPA is also responsible for scheme regulations and for all the administrative tasks required to serve over 175,000 active members, more than 62,000 deferred members and over 100,000 NHS pensioners and dependants who are already receiving benefits from the scheme.

Both schemes are statutory and guaranteed by law, providing pensions and life assurance for people employed by the NHS in Scotland.

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