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We provide a general overview of the main elements of the NHS Pension Scheme in relation to dentists in general dental practice and dentists working in the salaried services within a hospital, community or salaried general dental service setting. It also provides information on employee pension arrangements.

Also providing information on employee pension arrangements. 


Starting out 

NHS Pensions – a quick guide

Through your career

A guide for GDP providers and performers in England and Wales - Calculation of NHSPS Net Pensionable Earnings

NHS pensions in the General Dental Services – the 1995 and 2008 sections

NHS pensions – the 2015 Scheme

FAQs on Social Enterprise schemes

Other information

Employing staff - for information on automatic enrolment for employees

Pensions - Annual limits

Pensions - Lifetime allowance

External resources

Annual Allowance NHS Scheme Pays application form

NHS Pensions Jargon Buster
Armed forces and reserve forces pensions schemes
Universities superannuation scheme

Expert template

Pensions auto-enrolment for staff (template letter)


Getting a fairer deal on pensions tax
Changes to academic pensions


​Information and discussions on pensions and related issues.


Training essentials

courses for the dental team, including:

Employment law

iLearn webcasts – a selection of sessions filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition

Other resources

Selecting an auto-enrolment package - contact Lloyd & Whyte on 01823 250750


Financial Healthcheck tool - To help you, we’ve teamed up with our partner Lloyd & Whyte to put together a Financial Healthcheck tool, asking you a series of questions to give you an advice based report.

One-to-one advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced advisors. To email our Practice support team:

Helping members through the COVID-19 pandemic

Please note that we keep our Coronavirus pages updated with advice for all members. We're also working hard to provide more 1-2-1 advice than ever. 


If you have a query that is not covered on our webpages, please email with your name, membership number, telephone number and your question. We will be able to reply to most queries within two working days, and will reply to you as soon as we can.


In relation to associate pay, we're seeking further clarification from government on a number of issues. Our most up to date advice on associate pay is set out in our webinar. Please look at section 3, Finance for practices and associates. We will update our website as soon as we have further clarification.


Members working in hospitals should call the BMA for advice


We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.