The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) administers the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales and has provided the following information regarding general practitioners (GPs) claiming their National Health Service pensions at retirement. This information is in respect of GPs claiming pension benefits from the 1995 Section of the NHS Pension Scheme which has a normal pension age of 60 and includes the vast majority of GPs currently retiring.
This information relates to all GPs in England and Wales claiming their NHS pension before age 60 upon their first retirement from the NHS.
Many GPs elect to return to the NHS in a non-pensionable capacity after claiming their NHS pension. The NHSBSA does not hold information regarding GPs who retire from the NHS in a non-pensionable capacity.
GPs retired before age 60 in each year total
GPs who took Voluntary Retirement
GPs who took Ill Health Retirement
*Some ill health pension applications are still under consideration by the NHSBSA.
The NHSBSA are not in a position yet to provide any information for year 2017/18.