For further guidance on Pensions please visit our Pensions page.

Please consult with the NHS Pensions Agency for up to date information and advice on your pension. 

If you are a member of the BMA, the BMA pensions department can also give you guidance and represent your interests in relation to your pension: 0300 123 1233 /

NHS Pension scheme

See the followingguide which outlines the NHS Pension Scheme rules and responsibilities for GPs

The NHS pension scheme as a sessional GP

For guidance for sessional and locum GPs on your pension tier, submitting the right forms to Capita (PCSE) on time and annualization please see the BMA website


The NHS pension scheme as a locum GP

For guidance on common questions asked by locum GPs including how to pension locum earnings, opting out of the NHS scheme and how benefits are calculated please see the BMA webpage. 

See information on making pension contributions as a Locum GP.

NHS pensions and Capita

For guidance to address concerns sessional GPs have regarding the PCSE pension service and actions you can take to protect your pension pot please see here


For any questions regarding these forms or payments related to these forms please contact the Pensions Agency directly on 0300 3301 346

GP Locum forms - for the process for completion of GP locum forms 20/21

Information for practitioners and non-GP providers 

COVID- 19 Information on GP forms 

NHS Pensions member hub - information you need about being a member of the NHS Pension Scheme.

NHS Pension Calculator

Use the NHS Pension calculator to estimate your pension benefits for when you retire. 


Please see here for advice on the change in IR35 legislation as of 6 April 2017 for Locum GPs.