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BDA advice provides 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.

BDA advice

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)

​BDJ In Practice

BDJ In Practice - BDJ In Practice features indispensable, practical advice and provides you with everything you need to know on all the latest ​​challenges facing our profession.​

​BDA Events

Training essentials

courses for the dental team, including:

Employment law

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

​One-to-one advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced dental advisers. Call BDA pensions team on 020 7563 6897.


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.

​Other resources

Selecting an auto-enrolment package - 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.