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Document How do I apply for 24 hour retirement?

An AW8 application form must be completed by the performer and sent to NHS Dental Services who will complete the ‘employer’ section of the form, before forwarding it to NHS Pensions.

The AW8 form and guidance are available on the NHS Pensions website.


Pension Administration,
1 St Annes Road,
East Sussex
BN21 3UN

It can take up to three months for NHS Pensions to process the AW8 form and it is recommended that you give your Commissioner (Area Team / Local Health Board) at least three months’ notice of your intention to take 24 hour retirement.

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