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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:

​To help members at this time you can call us from 8.30 to 18:00.

Please note that we are working hard to keep all relevant information on our Coronavirus pages

For members with access to 1:1 advisory services, please call 020 7935 0875 between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00.

For advice between the hours of 8.30 and 9:00, and between 17:00 and 18:00 members may use the following numbers:

​NHS and Business advice
020 7535 5864
​Employment advice and advice on associates
020 7563 4574
​Advice on Compliance and CQC
020 7563 4572
​Advice for dentists employed in community dental services etc
Tel: 020 7563 4582

Our members working in hospitals should call the BMA for advice. The BDA and BMA have an arrangement for the BMA to provide advice to our members. Contact details for the BMA


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.