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Document How do I opt back into the NHS Pension Scheme?

You should first check with your employer that you are eligible to re-join and if so, you should next notify them that you want to re-join the NHS Pension Scheme.


You can notify your employer by using one of the following methods:

  • write to or email your employer;


  • complete the employee questionnaire on our website; or

  • if your employer has created one, complete an employer opting in form. Please be aware that not all employers will have created one of these forms.

The decision to opt in will take effect from the first day of the next pay period following receipt of your notification to re-join.


The date of joining or re-joining cannot be back dated.

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