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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.

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