Your NHS Scotland pension scheme

NHS Scotland Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme Information on the Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme.

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.

McCloud/Sargeant and the 2015 Remedy

You may be affected by the McCloud/Sargeant 2015 Remedy a process that will remove discrimination for a period of time from when the Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme was introduced on 1 April 2015.  This process is being implemented over the next few years following completion of the relevant legislation.  You may be required to make a choice about your pension for the period of the remedy.  We would encourage you to have a look at information available on our website to see if this affects you.  The SPPA will be in direct contact with all those affected over the coming months.

Eligible members can use the 2015 Remedy calculator to estimate what benefits they would be entitled to when they choose to retire.

Access our NHS Factors.

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A basic guide to tax on pensions.

Click the title above for Frequently Asked Questions about the 2015 Remedy.

Learn more about the Practitioner Remediation and what it means for your pension.