The NHS pension scheme is complicated to administer and the consequences of getting it wrong can be devastating. This webinar, aimed at general practice, PCN and federation employers and their pensions administrators will cover:

  • NHS pension scheme employing authority access routes
  • The legal responsibilities of employers under pensions legislation, including NHS pensions regulations
  • Common errors, with real-life case studies
  • Practical tips for good pensions administration

Our panel of expert speakers:

Alison Oliver:

With over 18 years’ experience advising primary care businesses, Alison helps primary care providers find practical solutions to the unique and complex challenges that they face in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, advising on partnership matters, NHS contracting, mergers, acquisitions and PCN and federation governance. Clients value the close personal attention that Alison gives to each piece of work and her in-depth knowledge of the sector.

Amy Millson:

Amy advises clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, from grievances and disciplinaries, performance concerns, contract queries, to thorny Tribunal claims. Amy has over 15 years of acting for healthcare clients and leads the firm’s Primary Care Employment team. Amy frequently advises GP practices, Federations and PCNs on queries about their access to the NHS Pension Scheme and advises clients on the transfer of staff in TUPE situations which, in turn, can have pension access implications.

Paula Warnock:

Paula has more than 25 years’ experience providing pensions advice. Having previously worked at Mercer, Co-operative Insurance Society and Capita Hartshead, her knowledge is particularly wide ranging. Paula has extensive knowledge of public sector pension schemes including the NHS and Local Government Pension Schemes along with the pension aspects of TUPE transfers and drafting pension scheme documentation. Paula also provides advice in respect of member disputes through the courts and Pensions Ombudsman.

Gill Rogers:

Gill is an independent consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and systems leader who specialises in bringing teams together to improve outcomes through working with individuals. She is also an accredited mediator. She is passionate about improving individuals’ potential and works at all levels to achieve this. Gill co-authored with Jan, ‘Taking Personal Responsibility for your NHS Pension’, a guide for GPNs which piqued her interest in ensuring that staff in general practice receive the correct pension in retirement. Gill works with NHSE and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the issues that employees in general practice face. Gill facilitates leadership support groups for nurses with Florence Nightingale Foundation. Gill is a non-executive Director of Risky Business Events, Associate Professor at HMSC, University of Birmingham and a trustee of The Eaton Fund.

Jan Harley-Doyle:

After a successful career in education and training, Jan joined the NHS in 1990 and spent the next 27 years in primary care management. She frequently represented the interests of her colleagues at a local level as well as devoting time to the professional development of colleagues in the broader NHS. She set up her own company in 2009, but did not fully leave NHS employment until 2017. Since then, she has been providing training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy primarily to general practice as an independent consultant. Jan is passionate about what she perceives to be serious flaws in the current system of NHS Pension administration, particularly in primary care. As well as actively campaigning for change, Jan delivers training and practical interventions with the aim of enabling staff to monitor their own pension and for employers to administer it correctly.

Programme agenda

12:30 – Welcome and introduction
12:35 – Presentations
13:30 – Questions and discussion
14:00 – Close