To ensure all GP pension records are fully up to date PCSE have prioritised the processing of historical certificates that have been submitted as part of the amnesty agreed with NHS England. There have been an extraordinarily high volume of certificates submitted this year, due to the amnesty which allowed historic certificates, dating back up to 10 years, to be submitted. During this period, responses to queries may take longer than usual. With the volumes of historic certificates submitted this has meant that not all 2017/18 certificates will be processed in time to appear in the August TRS release on 21 August.However, these will all be processed by October 11 to appear in the December TRS.
Pension records can only be updated sequentially, if certificates from previous years are missing, the most recent years cannot be updated. For instance, if certificates have only been received and processed for the years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2017/18 then the TRS will only reflect the pension figures up until 2012. Once the missing certificates are submitted correctly and processed then this will update the system fully for the next TRS release.
If you have any questions about your TRS please contact NHS Pensions on 0300 3301 351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.