NHS pension scheme: proposed changes to regulations 2018

Closes 29 Dec 2017

Opened 8 Nov 2017


The Department of Health is consulting on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations.

Proposed changes include:

  • the removal of the need for a nomination form for unmarried or cohabiting partners to claim survivor pensions
  • ensuring access to the pension scheme for staff delivering services under new integrated care models
  • making technical changes to improve the operation of scheme regulations

The consultation document describes these changes and gives details on how to submit a response.

Regulations that put the pension scheme changes in place are subject to final agreement by health ministers and HM Treasury.

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