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The Late Career Hub

Here you will find late careers information for health and social care organisations across Nottinghamshire.
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If you are a late career healthcare professional or someone who manages and mentors late career workers, please explore our range of resources to help maintain and support later life working.

The resources on this page have been co-designed with late career professionals across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire and in collaboration with the Late Career Steering Group.

Retirement, Pensions and Financial Planning

Whilst the NHS pension scheme offers a range of flexible options when it comes to retirement, each person’s situation and personal circumstances are different and require some thought and planning in advance.  It’s good to think about this early on in your career and explore roles and opportunities that might work for you as well as gain independent advice.

Please explore our range of retirement and pension planning resources to help support you:

Thinking about retirement?

Watch our short video ‘Getting Started’

Getting Started

Want to know what options might be available to you?

Watch our short video ‘NHS Retirement & My Options’

NHS Retirement & My Options

Want support in financial planning for the future?

Watch our short video ‘My Finances & Me’

My Finances & Me

Retirement & My Working Options

For further ideas please see the ‘Retirement & My Working Options’ infographic below:

You can download a PDF version of the ‘Retirement & My Working Options’ infographic below:

Retirement Options – Sally’s Journey

Retirement Options – Aran’s Journey

Retirement Options – Lindsey’s Journey

You can download a PDF version of all three ‘Retirement Options Journeys’ infographics below:

For more information, please contact NHS pensions or touch base with your local pensions team.


Handy Income & Expenditure Document
NHS pensions Twitter Page – lots of useful information and updates

How to support Late Career Healthcare Professionals – Toolkit For Managers and Leaders

Please see our helpful Late Career toolkit with tips and advice for supporting late career professionals across your area. In it, you’ll find resources, ideas and signposting in order to better support you and your teams and plan for the future. Remember to download and print the toolkit for your area.

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You can download a PDF version of the Toolkit below:

Late Career Development & Opportunities

It might be you have always worked in the same role and or department, or you may have had many roles throughout your career. Either way, during the transition into later life it’s a great opportunity to think about where you see yourself over the coming years and what feels important to you. Take a look at our helpful infographic highlighting some ideas for later life transitional working.

You can download a PDF version of the ‘Late Careers Framework’ infographic below:

Coaching & Mentoring

Life long career coaching has been identified as a priority for healthcare professionals. Seeking an external coach to guide you in career and life decisions can be hugely beneficial later in life. Looking for a local coach or mentor?

Midlands Leadership Academy Coaching and Mentoring

Late Career Support & Development Programme

In May 2021, the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System hosted a 3 day bespoke and co-designed programme specifically for healthcare professionals over 50 working across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The programme outline and resources can be found below and it is currently being reviewed with plans to offer more programmes in the future.


Timewise flexible working and job design guidance for employees
Timewise Flexible Working Report
Pelvic Health and the Menopause

For more information on the programme, please contact or the Institute of Care Excellence, NUH

Support for Carers

You may find later in life, you have additional caring responsibilities. Many late career healthcare professionals often care for grandchildren in addition to caring for elderly relatives. This can make work/life balance difficult. Please access this link if you are a carer or someone managing a team to find out more about the carers passport, advice and support, and to access Carers UK’s digital resources.

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