What is a Type 2 Form?
This is the form that NHS Pensions use to ensure that salaried GPs have paid the correct pension contributions across all their salaried GP and other practitioner roles.
It is actually a legal requirement of the NHS Pension Scheme!
Do I need to complete a Type 2 Form?
The short answer is yes, if you are:
- A salaried GP employed by a GP surgery.
- A long-term fee-based/self-employed GP who works for a GP surgery.
- A GP who works solely for an out of hours provider on an employed or self-employed basis.
Essentially, if you are not a GP principal or solely a locum, you are likely to be a Type 2 GP.
What happens if I do not complete a Type 2 Form each year?
If the form is not completed your pension record may not be updated.
If I have never completed a Type 2 Form do I need to worry?
Many salaried GPs are unaware of these forms.
Fortunately, BMA Pensions have negotiated an amnesty with NHS England and NHS Pensions. NHS Pensions have created a new form which allows salaried GPs to submit Type 2 forms back to 2009/10 when the requirements began.
Umbrella company or personal service company
Locums trading through umbrella companies or personal service companies will not be able to make contributions to their NHS pension scheme. They will be able to make contributions to other private pension schemes.
How can we help?
We have a great medical team who are experienced in the completion of Type 2 and other NHS pension forms.
We can assist and guide you through the relevant regulations and help ensure that your NHS pension record is updated properly. This should ensure you receive your full pension on retirement.
We usually complete this work on a fixed fee basis which is agreed with you in advance.