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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 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 TopicJune 2022July 2022August 2022
Understand Your AfC PayslipMon 6th at 10amMon 4th at 10amMon 8th at 10am
Thurs 23rd at 5pmTues 19th at 5pmWeds 24th at 4pm
Tax (PAYE) ExplainedTues 14th at 5pmThurs 7th at 10amTues 9th at 10am
Mon 27th at 10amWeds 27th at 5pmFri 26th at 4pm
National Insurance ExplainedThurs 16th at 10amMon 11th at 10amThurs 11th at 10am
Tues 28th at 5pmTues 26th at 5pmTues 30th at 5pm
Understanding Your Maternity or Adoption PayWed 8th at 5pmTues 5th at 10amThurs 4th at 10am
Mon 20th at 10amThurs 21st at 4pmTues 23rd at 5pm
Shared Parental Leave and Pay ExplainedFri 10th at 10amFri 1st at 10amTues 2nd at 10am
Wed 22nd at 5pmMon 18th at 5pmThurs 25th at 5pm
Sickness and Absence Pay ExplainedMon 13th at 10amWeds 6th at 10amWeds 3rd at 10am
Wed 29th at 5pmMon 25th at 5pmMon 22nd 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
May 2022Mon 16 - 2-3:30pmWed 11 - 2-3:30pm
June 2022Thurs 23 - 6-7:30pmTues 14 - 3:30-5pm
July 2022Wed 20 - 10-11:30amThurs 14 - 10-11:30am
August 2022Mon 22 - 2-3:30pmWed 17 - 2-3.30pm
September 2022Tues 27 - 6-7:30pmMon 19 - 3:30-5pm
October 2022Thurs 27 - 10-11:30amWed 19 - 10-11:30am
November 2022Wed 16 - 2-3:30pmThurs 10 - 2-3:30
December 2022Wed 14 - 6-7:30pmWed 07 - 3:30-5pm


Joining the webinar

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

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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: