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Independent Sector Treatment Centres

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS staff transferred to independent sector treatment centres will be able to remain members of the NHS pension scheme; and whether staff working in such centres will be eligible to join the scheme. (103638)

National health service staff who are seconded to an independent sector treatment centre will remain on NHS terms and conditions for the period of their secondment, including entitlement to membership of the NHS pension scheme. Staff employed directly by an ISTC are not NHS staff and therefore are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme.