Death in Service Benefits for the NHS Pensions Scheme
NHS Employers Factsheet which shows an overview of death in service options: https://www.nhsemployers.org/case-studies-and-resources/2020/04/death-in-service-briefing
NHS Pensions Survivors guide: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/member-hub/bereavements
NHS Pensions Nomination Forms: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/member-hub/nominations
Members should complete relevant form and send directly to NHS Pensions.
If married or in a civil partnership they don't need to nominate - unless they wish to add someone else.
Opting back into the scheme
Employees should contact NHS SBS via the Portal and state they wish to re-join.
Further clarification on the retire and return scenario: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensioner-hub/covid-19-guidance-support-retired-member