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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 2023.

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. 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 TopicSeptember 2023October 2023November 2023
Understand Your AfC PayslipFri 1 Sept at 10amMon 2 Oct at 10amWeds 1 Nov at 10am
Mon 18 Sept at 5pmFri 20 Oct at 5pm Mon 13 Nov at 5pm
Tax (PAYE) ExplainedThurs 7 Sept at 10amMon 9 Oct at 10amWeds 8 Nov at 10am
Tues 26 Sept at 5pmFri 27 Oct at 5pm Tues 21 Nov at 5pm
National Insurance ExplainedMon 11 Sept at 10amTues 10 Oct at 10amThurs 9 Nov at 10am
Weds 27 Sept at 5pmMon 30 Oct at 5pmWeds 22 Nov at 5pm
Understanding Your Maternity or Adoption PayMon 4 Sept at 10amTues 3 Oct at 10amThurs 2 Nov at 10am
Tues 19 Sept at 5pmMon 23 Oct at 5pmTues 14 Nov at 5pm
Shared Parental Leave and Pay ExplainedTues 5 Sept at 10amWeds 4 Oct at 10am Mon 6 Nov at 10am
Weds 20 Sept at 5pmTues 24 Oct at 5pmWeds 15 Nov at 5pm
Sickness and Absence Pay ExplainedWeds 6 Sept at 10amThurs 5 Oct at 10amTues 7 Nov at 10am
Mon 25 Sept at 5pmWeds 25 Oct at 5pmMon 20 Nov 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 2023. Please click on this link to select your subject, date and register:


DatePre-Retirement WebinarIntroduction to the NHS Pension Scheme Webinar
October 2023Wed 18 Oct: 10:00 - 11:30Thurs 12 Oct: 10:00 - 11:30
November 2023Weds 15 Nov - 2pm to 3.30pmThurs 9 Nov - 2pm to 3.30pm
December 2023Thurs 14 Dec - 6pm to 7.30pmMon 4 Dec - 3.30pm to 5pm
January 2024Mon 22 Jan - 10am to 11.30amMon 15 Jan - 10am to 11.30am
February 2024Tues 20 Feb - 2pm to 3.30pmTues 13 Feb - 2pm to 3.30pm
March 2024Weds 20 Mar - 6pm to 7.30pmWeds 13 Mar - 3.30pm to 5pm
April 2024Thurs 25 Apr - 10am to 11.30amThurs 11 Apr - 10am to 11.30am
May 2024Mon 20 May - 2pm to 3.30pmMon 13 May - 2pm to 3.30pm
June 2024Tues 25 Jun - 6pm to 7.30pmTues 18 Jun - 3.30pm to 5pm
July 2024Weds 17 Jul - 10am to 11.30amWeds 10 Jul - 10am to 11.30am
August 2024 Thurs 8 Aug - 2pm to 3.30pm


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: