EA/GP/Miscellaneous Codes : 4-digit code is assigned to an Employing Authority (e.g. Hospital, Direction Employer). GP Practice codes start with a letter followed by 3-digits. (Ensure that codes starting with O or I are entered as letters). Miscellaneous third-party service providers (e.g. Accountants) are assigned a 3-digit reference followed by the letter ‘M’.
National Insurance (NI) Number: Used to record a person’s National Insurance contributions and as a reference number for social security purposes. It is in the format LLNNNNNNL (where ‘L’ is a letter and ‘N’ is a number).
Scheme Reference Number: All members of the NHS Pension Scheme are assigned an 8-digit reference number. In communications with NHS Pensions this is referred to as your ‘SD’ number. The number starts with two digits that correspond with the year in which the Scheme Member was born (e.g. the SD Number of a member born in 1968 would start with ‘68’). (Do not enter ‘SD’ in this box – only the 8-digit number). It is possible to have more than one SD number but all would start with the last two figures of the year you were born.
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