New entrants to the NHS who are aged from sixteen to seventy-five will be contractually enrolled into membership of the NHS Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) (the scheme) unless prevented by the scheme rules from becoming a member.

The scheme is a qualifying pension scheme, which means it meets or exceeds the Government’s standards and is administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA).

Should you be prevented by the scheme rules from becoming a member NES will automatically enrol you, subject to eligibility, into NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) automatic enrolment pension scheme and we will provide you with further information at that time.

Please refer to the website for all information regarding the NHS pension scheme.

Please read the guidance from SPPA on opting out the scheme.

Completed opt out forms can be sent to the NES payroll team by going to:

Please note that the first time you submit a query through this helpdesk you will need to self-register with JIRA using your NHS email address (personal email accounts should NOT be used).