Proof of employment


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michael musgrave

Hi, how do I prove that my wife worked within the NHS as a dental nurse 30
years ago? The surgery has closed down, and her current NHS employer has
said it is upto her to prove that she worked for the NHS then. This post may
be not in the correct place, but I am sure someone may help! Many thanks
 
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Martin

michael musgrave said:
Hi, how do I prove that my wife worked within the NHS as a dental nurse 30
years ago? The surgery has closed down, and her current NHS employer has
said it is upto her to prove that she worked for the NHS then. This post
may
be not in the correct place, but I am sure someone may help! Many thanks
She would (presumably) have paid NHS superannuation - so they should have
records if she quotes her NINO.

But first, are you sure she was employed by the NHS - and not by a private
Dental Practice which happened to do NHS-funded work?
 
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michael musgrave

She has no payslips or bank records of that period. She also tells me that
she did not pay in to any NHS superannuation scheme. She said she is sure it
was a NHS practice. Would the tax office be able to help?
 
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Layezee

She has no payslips or bank records of that period. She also tells me that
she did not pay in to any NHS superannuation scheme. She said she is sure
it
was a NHS practice. Would the tax office be able to help?
The NHS does not run dental practices (except those in emergency clinics,
usually run at an NHS hospital), although the people in there may receive
fees for doing NHS work. It is can also be the same for the likes of GP
practice staff who are employed by the GP and not the NHS. Your local GP
isn't even employed by the NHS - they are all self-employed individuals who
earn fees from the NHS for providing general and primary medical services.
 
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Martin

michael musgrave said:
She has no payslips or bank records of that period. She also tells me that
she did not pay in to any NHS superannuation scheme.
Short of something I'm unaware of (always a possibility!) this means she
wasn't on an NHS payroll.
She said she is sure it
was a NHS practice.
Most probably, but this would (almost certainly) have been a private
business - owned and run by the principle or partner dentist(s) at the time.
The "NHS" or "Private" label derives from who pays for the treatment!
Would the tax office be able to help?
Almost certainly no, but worth a try. Also, NI Contributions (Newcastle)
will be able to supply (eventually) a record of NI contributions paid for
each year since time began. But not the identity of the employer, AFAIK.
Was she a "big" or "little" woman (for NI purposes only, you understand!) at
that time?

Is her claim to have worked in the NHS an issue from a "reference / proof of
experience" angle, or from an NHS Superannuation aspect?
 
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Layezee

Is her claim to have worked in the NHS an issue from a "reference / proof
of experience" angle, or from an NHS Superannuation aspect?
Continuous or relevant previous employment in the NHS is a wonderful thing -
it can mean extra days holidays and be a benefit if somebody is made
redundant. NHS employment years are added up in calculation of the final
redundancy payment, even if there have been gaps in the employment record.
 
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michael musgrave

She has to prove she worked for the NHS previously because of the new Agenda
for Change (or change of gender - as I call it). This would give her more
holidays. Many thanks to all you who have helped so far.
 
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Wireless Reader

michael said:
She has to prove she worked for the NHS previously because of the new Agenda
for Change (or change of gender - as I call it). This would give her more
holidays. Many thanks to all you who have helped so far.
I would get her to ask them what they would accept as proof. There is
no point spending time and money getting information that they don't
later accept.
 

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