If you're suffering ill health, you have options
As an active member of an NHS (Scotland) pension scheme you may qualify for a pension if you're suffering from serious ill health. If you've been a member of your pension scheme for more than two years and you’re permanently unable to work to your normal pension age due to ill health or injury you could qualify for ill health retirement.
The level of pension awarded to you in these circumstances will depend on the severity of your condition and your potential for employment in the future.
If you feel that you potentially meet these circumstances you should, take a look at our ill health retirement section before approaching your employer to discuss whether they would support your claim for ill-health retirement.