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Free Webinars for NHS Employees

Welcome to our free to register employment services webinars, designed to give NHS employees key information on a range of hot topics, saving them time contacting our helpdesk.

NHS Shared Business Services have scheduled these webinars to help employees and employers understand key payroll and pension topics.

It's easy to book and participate!

Our webinars can run with a large number of attendees, so we have made it easy for you to book onto your chosen date with subjects running each month throughout 2020.

You can register for the webinar here and watch on your own device or on a large screen display should you want to participate together with a colleague or team.

We receive great feedback from NHS staff for our webinars so please let your colleagues and staff know that these are available for them to join by registering here.

Click on the date in the schedule tables below to book your place on our free webinars.

 

Which webinar should I attend?

Payroll webinars

Understanding Your Agenda for Change (AfC) Payslip - Suitable for newer employees to the NHS, this webinar is designed to give you an overview on how to read your NHS AfC payslip. This will cover the following:

  • Explanation of your pay, allowances & deductions
  • Differences between this pay period & year to date balance
  • Explanation of the abbreviations
  • Payslips in the MySBSPay App

 

How to Raise a Payroll and Pensions Query Through the NHS SBS Portal - An introduction to our self-service portal, this will cover the following:

  • How to register, set your log in details & change your password
  • Signing in & viewing your profile
  • Using the knowledge articles to find information
  • How to create a case for yourself
  • How to view a case & add comments

 

Due to COVID-19 you may find it easier to raise a query with NHS SBS via the self service portal instead of the helpdesk. If you are not familiar with using the portal, we have set up an on demand webinar that you can watch at any point up until the end of July, at a time that is convenient for you. To access this on demand webinar, please click on the link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8544397625720055054

 

The webinar will automatically start after registration, but you can close it and will have received an email with a link to join the webinar at a time that suits you.

 

Tax (PAYE) Explained - This webinar provides a basic overview of how tax is calculated via the PAYE (pay as you earn) scheme in England, this will cover the following:

  • Understanding your tax code & tax allowance
  • The current tax thresholds
  • How tax is calculated
  • Different tax codes
  • P60, P45, P11d forms

 

National Insurance Explained - This webinar is designed to give a basic overview of how National Insurance (NI) is calculated, this will cover the following:

  • Who Pays NI?
  • Current NI categories
  • Current NI thresholds
  • How NI is calculated
  • Basic NI aggregation for two or more posts with the same employer

 

Understanding Your Maternity or Adoption Pay - This webinar is aimed at employees looking to start a family and find out about the maternity or adoption entitlement, this will cover the following:

  • Statutory maternity or adoption pay and eligibility
  • Occupational maternity or adoption pay and eligibility
  • Calculating average weekly earnings
  • Maternity or adoption leave
  • Keeping in touch days
  • Your NHS pensions contributions whilst on leave

 

Shared Parental Leave and Pay Explained - This webinar is aimed at employees looking to start a family and interested in find out how the can share the leave and pay with their partner. This will cover the following:

  • Statutory shared parental pay
  • Occupational shared parental pay and how this is shared depending on which partner works for the NHS
  • Shared parental leave
  • Shared parental in touch days
  • Eligibility and notice periods
  • How leave and pay can be split - scenarios

 

If you are interested in Shared Parental, we suggest attending the Maternity & Adoption webinar first to understand all your options.

 

Sickness and Absence Pay Explained - This webinar provides an overview of the sickness entitlement for NHS staff and will cover the following:

  • Statutory sick pay
  • Occupational sick pay
  • AFC Absence

 

The payroll webinars run once a month; we have dates scheduled throughout June 2020. From July we are now offering two dates per month, one at 10am and one at 5pm, so please click on the date to select your subject, date and register:

Webinar TopicJuly 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020
Understand Your AfC PayslipThursday 9th - 10amWednesday 5th - 10amMonday 14th - 10amMonday 12th - 10amFriday 6th - 10amWednesday 2nd - 10am
Monday 20th - 5pmTuesday 25th - 5pmTuesday 29th - 5pmTuesday 27th - 5pmThursday 26th - 5pmTuesday 15th - 5pm
How to Raise a Payroll and Pensions Query Through the NHS SBS PortalTuesday 7th - 10amTuesday 11th - 10am Monday 7th - 10amTuesday 6th - 10amThursday 12th - 10amTuesday 1st - 10am
Wednesday 22nd - 5pmTuesday 18th - 5pmThursday 24th - 5pmThursday 15th - 5pmFriday 20th - 5pmThursday 10th - 5pm
Tax (PAYE) ExplainedFriday 3rd - 10amTuesday 4th - 10amWednesday 2nd - 10amWednesday 14th - 10amTuesday 10th - 10amMonday 7th - 10am
Monday 13th - 5pm Monday 17th - 5pm Tuesday 15th - 5pmFriday 23rd - 5pmMonday 30th - 5pmMonday 14th - 5pm
National Insurance ExplainedThursday 2nd - 10amFriday 7th - 10amWednesday 2nd - 10amThursday 8th - 10amWednesday 4th - 10amFriday 4th - 10am
Thursday 16th - 5pmMonday 24th - 5pmWednesday 23rd - 5pmTuesday 20th - 5pmWednesday 25th - 5pmWednesday 16th - 5pm
Understanding Your Maternity or Adoption PayWednesday 15th - 10amFriday 14th - 10amThursday 17th - 10amFriday 16th - 10amMonday 16th - 10amThursday 3rd - 10am
Thursday 23rd - 5pmFriday 21st - 5pmWednesday 30th - 5pmWednesday 28th - 5pmTuesday 24th - 5pmFriday 11th - 5pm
Shared Parental Leave and Pay ExplainedFriday 17th - 10amWednesday 19th - 10amFriday 18th - 10amMonday 19th - 10amThursday 19th - 10amWednesday 9th - 10am
Monday 27th - 5pmWednesday 26th - 5pmWednesday 30th - 5pmFriday 30th - 5pmFriday 27th - 5pmMonday 21st - 5pm
Sickness and Absence Pay ExplainedMonday 6th - 10amThursday 6th - 10amTuesday 1st - 10amFriday 2nd - 10amTuesday 3rd - 10amTuesday 8th - 10am
Tuesday 28th - 5pmThursday 27th - 5pmTuesday 22nd - 5pmWednesday 21st - 5pmTuesday 17th - 5pmThursday 17th - 5pm

Register your details for the webinars above.

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Pension webinars

NHS Pension Scheme Pre-Retirement - The process of retiring and claiming benefits from the NHS Pension Scheme and when to submit a retirement application.

This will cover the following:

  • 1995/2008 and 2015 Schemes
  • How are pensions benefits calculated
  • Normal and early retirement
  • Applying for pension benefits
  • Working after retirement

 

Introduction to the NHS Pension Scheme Webinar for New Starters This is targeted at new starters to the organisation but can also be used for any employees who are members of the 2015 scheme and would like a brief overview or refresher on how the scheme works. This will cover the following:

  • Checking payslips, what payments are pensionable and contributions rates
  • How 2015 scheme pensions benefits are calculated
  • Opting out, refunds and transfers
  • Types of retirement
  • Ill health and life assurance benefits
  • Increasing pensions benefits

 

The pension webinars run once a month and we have dates scheduled through to November 2020. Please click on this link to select your subject, date and register:

Webinar TopicJuly 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020
Pre-Retirement WebinarTuesday 14th - 2-3.30pmThursday 20th - 6-7.30pmWednesday 16th - 10-11.30amThursday 15th - 2-3.30pmWednesday 18th November - 6- 7.30pm
Introduction to the NHS Pension Scheme WebinarTuesday 7th - 2-3.30pmMonday 10th - 3.30-5pmWednesday 9th - 10-11.30amMonday 5th - 2-3.30pmWednesday 11th November - 3.30-5pm

 

Joining the webinar

After registering for the chosen date, a confirmation email containing joining instructions will be sent.

Before joining, can you please ensure IT systems have been checked to avoid any connectivity issues before the webinar starts.

You can test your IT equipment is compatible by visiting the following link:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee
There will be a choice between sound being available through a PC or laptop or via a telephone line.

 

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the webinars then please get in touch with us by emailing:

Payroll webinars: sbs-s.training@nhs.net

Pension Webinars: sderwin@nhs.net

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