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End of year pension administration

How do we know what our employee contributions are as a locum?

As a locum, you will need to annualise your pensionable pay to find out the income for the year and select the relevant tier rate %

I have an officer position in the NHS pension as well as a practitioner position as a locum. Are both included in pensionable pay for annualisation?

No, you do not include any income from the officer post as this is pensioned direct to NHS pensions via the payroll

Which certificate should I complete?

GPs who only perform solo work should complete a Type 2 certificate. See the Salaried GPs & Assistant GPs for guidance on completing a Type 2 certificate.


How long should I expect to wait for a response to my query?

We aim to respond to all submissions/queries within 30 working days. However, please be advised that due to end of year pension administration, the GP Pensions team is currently working through a high volume of document submissions and queries and response times are currently longer than usual.

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

I submitted my 2021/22 pension form/certificate by the deadline of 28 February 2023. When can I expect for this to be updated on Pensions Online (POL)?

All submissions made accurately and in full to PCSE by the deadline were processed in time for the annual Total Rewards Statement (TRS) refresh in August

If we were able to successfully process your 2021/22 Type 1 or Type 2 annual certificate, and your record was up to date for previous years, your Total Reward Statement (TRS) or Annual Benefit Statement (ABS) should be showing as updated to 31 March 2022.

If there is a gap in your record i.e. a certificate from an earlier year has not been submitted (or hasn’t been processed), your TRS / ABS will not be updated as the NHS Pensions system can only be updated in sequential year order.