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Annual Certificates of Pensionable Profits – Type 1

The purpose of the certificate is to calculate:

  • a provider’s pensionable NHS earnings
  • the level at which pension contributions need to be paid, and
  • the contributions due

PCSE will use this information to reconcile payments received against the certificate and arrange to correct any under or over payments from the previous financial year. PCSE will process certificates submitted by the deadline by 30 April.

This certificate must be completed by individual GP providers (i.e. type 1 medical practitioners) and individual non-GP providers who are either partners in practice or working as a single hander.

Every year, the certificate usually becomes available to download from the NHS Pensions website from November/December.

It should be completed and submitted to PCSE via the enquiries form no later than the 28th of February each year.

The certificate and guidance notes are available to download on the NHS Pensions website here

The certificate should be completed and submitted to PCSE no later than the 28th February each year.

Forms should be submitted to PCSE via the enquiries form.

Forms can also be completed and sent by post to Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN.

Certificates received before 28 February deadline

All annual pension certificates and related adjustments will be processed by 30th April for all certificates received before the 28th February deadline. Adjustments will be carried out in the usual practice monthly pay run.

Certificates received after 28 February deadline

Any certificates received after 28th February will be processed as they are received, and adjustments will be made in due course.

Certificates received before 28 February deadline but returned to sender

Any certificates received before the 28th February but subsequently returned to sender (due to incomplete/inaccurate information) will need to be re-submitted.

  • Re-submitted certificates received by 28 February will be processed by 30 April and adjustments will be carried out in the usual practice monthly pay run.
  • Re-submitted certificates received after 28 February will be processed as they are received, and adjustments will be made in due course.

Any adjustments for individual doctors/non-clinical partners will be clearly shown on your Open Exeter statement.

PCSE does not have the facility to enable practices to spread payments owed over multiple months. Any arrears of contributions must be paid in full, immediately. 

Any arrangements for GPs to spread any payments owed to practices would be made directly between the GP and practice.

All annual pension certificates and related adjustments will be processed by 30th April for all certificates received before the 28th February deadline. Adjustments will be carried out in the usual practice monthly pay run.

NHS England has asked for practices who wish to make a pension payments before the end of the 18/19 tax year to be reminded that (rather than the adjustment being carried out by PCSE against the next contractual payment) they can make an ad-hoc payment via online banking. PCSE’s customer support centre can provide NHS England’s bank details over the phone. Please note that if the PCSE adjustment is currently being processed and an additional payment is received, further adjustments will be needed and the return of funds could be delayed.

When making a payment please enter the reference in the following format:

Practice code – year ending – GP’s full name

For example: P82004YEND2018- DR John Smith

Please note that if the PCSE adjustment is currently being processed and an additional payment is received, further adjustments will be needed and the return of funds could be delayed.

When making a payment please enter the reference in the following format:

Practice code – year ending – GP’s full name

For example: P82004YEND2018- DR John Smith

PCSE’s customer support centre can provide NHS England’s bank details over the phone.