NHS pension scheme: proposed changes to regulations 2018

Closed 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.

What Happens Next

The consultation responses are being analysed and the results will be published on GOV.UK.


  • NHS staff
  • Employers
  • Providers of NHS clinical services


  • NHS staff
  • NHS pension