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End of year pension administration

  • PCSE has agreed with NHS England to process historical annual certificate of pensionable profits and Type 2 medical practitioner self-assessment amnesty forms as a priority
  • This will enable PCSE to update GP pension records in chronological order, and ensure that they are as up to date as possible
  • PCSE will then process all 2017/18 forms and certificates received
  • Any necessary adjustments will then be taken from the next practice main monthly payment
  • You will receive notification of any planned adjustments by email, once your pension documents have been processed
  • If you are sending payments in via BACS, please ensure you use the correct BACS reference number: Practice code – year ending (for example: P82004YEND2018). Your form/certificate must also be uploaded via the online form or PCSE will not be able to process the payment amount against the certificate
  • Please do not make a BACs payment if you have already been notified of the adjustment being processed. This could lead to the adjustment being made in addition to your payment.
  • PCSE is currently processing pension forms/certificates submitted as part of this year’s end of year pension administration process
  • Once this is complete, we will work with NHS England to establish which members have gaps in their pension records
  • If there are any gaps in documentation, the relevant GP will be contacted directly or via their practice
  • PCSE is required to process all pension administration documents sent to us before we can start the process of analysing gaps and contacting GPs
  • If you would like to send in any certificates that may be missing, please do so using the online enquiries form
  • You can also access the amnesty form for Type 2s only / download historical years forms for Type 1s from the NHS BSA website here.
  • As agreed with NHS England, we are accepting historical annual certificate of pensionable profits and Type 2 medical practitioner self-assessment amnesty forms in order to bring GP pension records up to date
  • It has been agreed with NHS England that historical/amnesty forms will be processed as a priority
  • PCSE will then process all 2017/18 forms and certificates received
  • We will email you to confirm when your document has been processed and updated on Pensions Online. If you receive this confirmation before 21 June 2019, the information will be visible on your August 2019 Total Reward Statement (TRS) as long as there are no previous gaps in documentation in your pension record. If confirmation is received after this date and there are no gaps in your pension record, the information will be reflected on your December 2019 TRS.
  • Please note that Total Reward Statements are not a live system and updates are only made in August and December when the new statements are released by NHS Pensions.

As agreed with NHS England, PCSE is processing pension documentation in the following order:

  • Forms and certificates for historical years sent to PCSE by the extended deadline (4 March 2019)
  • Forms and certificates for historical years sent to PCSE after the extended deadline (4 March 2019)
  • Forms and certificates for 2017/18

We will email you to confirm when your document has been processed and updated on Pensions Online. Once you have received confirmation, and assuming there are no gaps in documentation in your pension record, the information will be visible on your next Total Reward Statement (TRS) issued by NHS Pensions.

Please note that Total Reward Statements are not a live system and updates are only made in August and December when the new statements are released by NHS Pensions.

Due to end of year pension administration, the GP Pensions team is currently working through a high volume of document submissions and queries. Response times are currently longer than usual.

Please allow up to 30 working days for a response to your submission/query.

In the meantime, you may find that the answer to your query can be found in these frequently asked questions.