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Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA)

SPPA administers the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) on behalf of Scottish Ministers and are also responsible for scheme regulations.  SPPA is responsible for all administrative tasks carried out in respect of current and past (deferred) members and NHS pensioners.

You can find the current NHS Superannuation Scheme rules in the Regulations section of this site. The SPPA Policy Branch are responsible for updating these regulations in line with the policies determined by the Scottish Parliament and the UK Government.

The scheme is statutory and guaranteed by law, providing pensions and life assurance for those employed by the NHS in Scotland. If you change employer and work in a different part of the UK, you may wish to transfer your pension rights to maintain a continuous pension record.

The SPPA pages are designed to provide as much information as possible, whether you are a current member, deferred member, a pensioner receiving benefits from the scheme, or an employer.


Contact Details

SPPA telephone system utilises voice recognition technology which allows
callers to say the name of the person they wish to speak to ensuring that they
get through to the person they want first time.

    • Upon dialling you will be greeted with an option to say the name of the
      person or department you wish to speak to.
    • If you know the name of the person you wish to speak to please say their full
      name, otherwise consult the table below for the appropriate keyword which will
      ensure you get to the department you want. 


Telephone: 01896 893 000

Fax: 01896 893 214 


NHS Awards

The Awards team are responsible for the administration of all types of 
pension event, including age retirement, ill health retirement, death and family benefits.

NHS Service

The Service team are responsible for general record maintenance, refunds, additional pension, MHO and special class queries and the administration of GP Practice staff membership.

NHS Transfers

The Transfer team are responsible for all transfers into and out of the 

NHS Practitioners

The Practitioners team are responsible for all pension events and enquiries from scheme members who are General Medical Practitioners and Dental Practitioners. They deal with active or preserved members who have had service as practitioners as any point in their career.

General Enquiries

Please use this contact form if you are not a scheme member or pensioner.

Last Updated: 10 July 2018