Automatic enrolment and your NHS pension

When you take up employment with the NHS in Scotland, your employer will automatically enrol you in the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme within your first three months of employment as long as you meet the qualifying conditions.

If you're new to the scheme, your employer should provide you with information about automatic enrolment and details of the pension scheme.

Although the enrolment process is compulsory, you are able to opt out if you don't wish to remain in the scheme. You should note that if you do opt out, your employer will be obliged to automatically re-enrol you into the scheme every three years.

Further information

The Money Advice Service

The Pensions Advisory Service

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