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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.

Please note our webinars detail NHS SBS processes and therefore are only intended for members that work for NHS organisations that are administered by NHS SBS.

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 2021.

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

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, with dates being scheduled for 2022. We are offer two dates per month; one in the morning and one in the evening. Please click on the dates below to select your subject, date and register:

Webinar TopicJanuary 2023February 2023March 2023
Understand Your AfC PayslipTues 3 Jan at 10amWeds 1 Feb at 10amWeds 1 Mar at 10am
Weds 18 Jan at 5pmMon 20 Feb at 5pm Mon 20 Mar at 5pm 
Tax (PAYE) ExplainedTues 10 Jan at 10amTues 7 Feb at 10amWed 8 Mar at 10am
Weds 25 Jan at 5pmMon 27 Feb at 5pm Mon 27 Mar at 5pm 
National Insurance ExplainedWeds 11 Jan at 10amThurs 9 Feb at 10amThurs 9 Mar at 10am
Fri 27 Jan at 5pmTues 28 Feb at 5pmWeds 29 Mar at 5pm
Understanding Your Maternity or Adoption PayWeds 4 Jan at 10amThurs 2 Feb at 10amThurs 2 Mar at 10am
Fri 20 Jan at 5pmTues 21 Feb at 5pmTues 21 Mar at 5pm 
Shared Parental Leave and Pay ExplainedThurs 5 Jan at 10amFri 3 Feb at 10amMon 6 Mar at 10am
Mon 23 Jan at 5pmWeds 22 Feb at 5pmWeds 22 Mar at 4pm 
Sickness and Absence Pay ExplainedMon 9 Jan at 10amMon 6 Feb at 10amTues 7 Mar at 10am
Tues 24 Jan at 5pmFri 24 Feb at 5pmFri 24 Mar at 5pm


How to Raise a Payroll and Pensions Query Through the NHS SBS Portal - a video tutorial and user guides for how to use our self service portal can be found at Self-Service Portal


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 throughout 2022. Please click on this link to select your subject, date and register:


 Pre-Retirement WebinarIntroduction to the NHS Pension Scheme Webinar
November 2022Wed 16 Nov: 14:00 - 15:30Thurs 10 Nov: 14:00 - 15:30
December 2022Wed 14 Nov:  18:00 - 19:30Wed 07 Dec: 15:30 - 17:00
January 2023Mon 16 Jan: 10:00 - 11:30Thurs 12 Jan: 10:00 - 11:30
February 2023Tues 21 Feb: 14:00 - 15:30Tues 14 Feb: 14:00 - 15:30
March 2023Wed 22 Mar: 18:00 - 19:30Thurs 16 Mar: 15:30 - 17:00
April 2023Wed 19 Apr: 10:00 - 11:30Wed 12 Apr: 10:00 - 11:30
May 2023Mon 15 May: 14:00 - 15:30Mon 08 May: 14:00 - 15:30
June 2023Thurs 15 Jun: 18:00 - 19:30Thurs 08 Jun: 15:30 - 17:00
July 2023Fri 21 Jul: 10:00 - 11:30Fri 14 July: 10:00 - 11:30
August 2023Wed 16 aug: 14:00 - 15:30Wed 09 Aug: 14:00 - 15:30
September 2023Wed 13 Sep: 18:00 - 19:30Mon 04 Sep: 15:30 - 17:00
October 2023Wed 18 Oct: 10:00 - 11:30Thurs 12 Oct: 10:00 - 11:30


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:
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Contact us

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