What is TUPE and how will it affect me?

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (commonly referred to as TUPE) will apply to the transfer of the contracts of employment and the continuity of employment of all Dentists in Specialty Training currently employed in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside.

The TUPE Regulations 2006 provide for the protection of employees in the event of a change in the employer, to ensure that their rights are safeguarded. This means that when the transfer takes place, your contract of employment will be taken up by NES and you will transfer and remain on your current terms and conditions of employment, including your continuity of employment.

Under the TUPE transfer it is expected that there will be no other legal, economic or social implications of the transfer for the affected employees. There will be no impact on pension scheme arrangements as all NHS Scotland Boards are part of the NHS Superannuation Scheme (Scotland), which is administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA).