Primary Care Support England

The 2015/16 Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit

The 2015/16 Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit has now been released by NHS Pensions.

The deadline for submitting completed forms to PCSE is 28 February 2017. 

Below is a quick guide for you / your accountant on how to submit the form electronically or in paper format.

Submitting electronically

This option has been used successfully by a number of GP’s accountants over the last four years, who find that electronic submissions are the quickest and simplest method, help to eliminate errors, and highlight more quickly any discrepancies.

To submit electronically please follow the instructions below:

  1. Download an electronic version of the certificate form from www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions
  2. Click on ‘Pension Scheme Forms’ ‘then ‘Forms specific to practitioners’,then scroll down to ‘2015/16 GP Providers Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit’
  3. Complete the electronic version of the certificate
  4. Forward the completed certificate to pcse.enquiries@nhs.net with ‘Annual certificate’ stated in the email subject line.
  5. Sign, scan and email signed copies of the declaration pages (11, 12, 13 14) to pcse.enquiries@nhs.net with ‘Annual Certificate query’ in the email subject line. Alternatively post your signed declaration page to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN

If you have any queries, please contact PCSE on 0333 014 2884 or e-mail pcse.enquiries@nhs.net and write ‘Annual Certificate query.’

Submitting hardcopy

If you are unable to submit electronically please follow the instructions below.

  1. Download an electronic version of the certificate form from www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions Click on ‘Pension Scheme Forms’ ‘then ‘Forms specific to practitioners’, then scroll down to ‘2015/16 GP Providers Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit’
  2. Complete the electronic version of the certificate and print.
  3. Post the completed certificate to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN.

If you have any queries, please contact PCSE on 0333 014 2884 or e-mail pcse.enquiries@nhs.net and put ‘Annual Certificate query’ in the email subject line.

The Certificate asks for details of contributions already paid that relate to the financial year 2015/16, in order to calculate the contributions over/under paid. Details of contributions already paid can be viewed on Open Exeter under ‘GP Statements application’ and appear at the bottom of the page on the left hand side, called ‘Superannuation Statements’. Please ensure that you provide your accountant with a copy of the statement.

If you have provided authority for your accountant to deal with matters relating to pensions, PCSE will respond to your accountant directly with any subsequent communications.

Any refund or recovery which is due following the processing of the Certificates will be made through the practice monthly payments. Unless you anticipate the level of recovery to be greater than the monthly payment due, we would please ask that you refrain from sending a cheque.

Any refund or recovery for any GP who is no longer with his/her 2015/16 practice will be paid or recovered from payments made to the practice. Further information regarding Certificate submission for GP’s with a changed status can be found in the NHS Pensions guidance notes which can be accessed here.