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Guidance

How does Phased Retiral work?

For a full time employee working 5 days per week for example, a gradual reduction in hours would be as follows:

  • Third month before retiral: 4 days per week
  • Two months before retiral: 3 days per week
  • One month before retiral: 2 days per week

For part time staff, this is calculated on a pro rata basis. 

Will I receive my normal pay during a phased retiral?

Yes. Employees will receive their normal pay during a phased retiral – this being their standard hours. This does not include unearned overtime or on-call payments out with standard hours.

How do I arrange a phased retiral?

Employees should inform their line manager of their intentions to retire and whether they wish a phased retiral at the earliest opportunity in order to benefit from this. They should then agree a phased retiral plan with their line manager. A retiral plan can be drawn up and should take into account any annual leave remaining to be used on leading up to retirement. 

For employees who are members of the SPPA pension scheme:

  • Pension applications and notification of termination should be completed 4-6 months before the date of retiral in order to ensure that pensions are paid timeously. Pension application forms can be downloaded here.
  • Termination forms should be completed by line managers.
  • Completed applications and termination forms should be and returned to Payroll:

NHSGG&C Payroll Department
Caledonia House
140 Fifty Pitches Road
Cardonald Park
Glasgow
G51 4ED

If you require advice on completing your pension application form, please contact the SPPA directly on 01896 893 000

Retiral Gift Voucher

Employees with more than 20 years continuous service with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be entitled to a Retiral Gift Voucher as detailed below:

  • With more than 20 years continuous service with NHSGGC but less than 30 years: £100
  • With 30 or more years continuous service with NHSGGC but less than 40 years: £150
  • With 40 or more years continuous service with NHSGGC: £250

Line Managers must take responsibility to make arrangements for employees’ long service to be recognised by completing the Retiral Gift Voucher form.

Pre-Retirement Courses

Employees have the opportunity to attend a pre-retirement course where they will have access to a wide range of information to help them prepare for their retirement.

Course information and booking forms are available from Learning and Education.

Health check from Occupational Health

To encourage a long and healthy retiral, employees will have access to a health check and advice from the Occupational Health Service. To arrange a health check contact OH on 0141 201 0600.

The HR Support and Advice Unit can be contacted on  0141 278 2700 if you have any further questions or need advice on this policy area.