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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. We also provides 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

Advice: Age discrimination remedy and public service pensions

FAQs on Social Enterprise schemes

NHS pension information statements

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

NHS pensions – the 2015 Scheme

NHS pension scheme - How to retire (England and Wales)

Other information

Employing staff  - for information on automatic enrolment for employees

NHS pensions - 24-hour retirement

Pensions - Annual limits

Pensions - Lifetime allowance

Pensions - Prison dentists: access to NHS pensions scheme

NHS Pensions - New pension remedy resolves age discrimination

External resources

Annual Allowance NHS Scheme Pays application form

Armed forces and reserve forces pensions schemes

NHS Pensions Jargon Buster
Universities superannuation scheme

Expert template

Pensions auto-enrolment for staff (template letter)


Changes to academic pensions

Getting a fairer deal on pensions tax


​Information and discussions on pensions and related issues.


Training essentials courses for the dental team, including:

  • Leading a dental team
  • Running a safe and compliant practice

Webinars: live and on-demand lectures covering a range of subjects.

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. Contact our Practice support team on 020 7563 4574 or email: advice.enquiries@bda.org.


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.