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.
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.
Telephone: 01896 893 000
Fax: 01896 893 214
The Awards team are responsible for the administration of all types of
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.
The Transfer team are responsible for all transfers into and out of the
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.
Please use this contact form if you are not a scheme member or pensioner.