PCSE will use the information provided on the self-assessment to determine whether the practitioner has paid the correct tiered contributions across all of their GP pensionable posts. The forms and guidance notes are available to download on the NHS Pensions website here
A Type 2 medical practitioner is:
A GP who is formally employed by a CCG under a contract of service (i.e. contract of employment) is an Officer and their contributions and salary are not declared on the self-assessment form.
If you have been on maternity leave for any time during the period for which the form relates, you will also need to complete and submit the maternity breakdown form available here.
It is a condition of a GP’s NHS Pension Scheme membership that practitioners proactively liaise with relevant NHS organisations to ensure they have paid the correct tiered contributions ‘across the board’. Failure to comply with the NHS Pension Scheme Regulations may result in pensionable pay provisionally set to zero for the relevant period.
It is a legal requirement for practitioners to complete and submit the self-assessment each year.
Every year, the self-assessment form becomes available to download from the NHS Pensions website from November/December.
The self-assessment and guidance notes are available to download on the NHS Pensions website here
Please complete and submit to PCSE no later than the 28th February every 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.
PCSE will use this information to reconcile payments received and arrange to correct any under or over payments from the previous financial year.
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.
If you have been on maternity leave for any time during the period for which the Type 2 form relates and PCSE have not received a breakdown of earnings for this period, then your practice must submit a breakdown to us to enable us to continue to process your form and update your pension contributions accurately.
PCSE needs to be supplied with the Gross pensionable earnings on the breakdown with the corresponding employees contributions. The employer contributions will remain the same for the period of maternity leave.
The maternity breakdown form is available here.
For further information please click here to access the NHS Pensions guidance on Maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave
and adoption leave.
Please download the forms directly from the NHS BSA website, complete it electronically, save it and upload it directly to the online form. As long as you can provide a nhs.net address as a contact email address there is no need to print it off, sign it and scan back in, which often makes the file size much larger.
If you don’t have an nhs.net email address, please upload the form without the signature, and upload a separate page with the signature(s) on. The form will allow you to upload up to eight documents in one submission.