Quirk v Burton Hospitals NHS Trust and another  IRLR 353 CA
Reports relating to this case:
- 22 July 2002
In Quirk v Burton Hospital NHS Trust and another, the Court of Appeal holds that a complaint that female nurses retiring before age 60 received benefits under the health service pension scheme calculated by reference to all of their pensionable service, whereas male nurses retiring before age 60 had their benefits calculated only by reference to pensionable service from 17 May 1990, amounted to a complaint about the "level of benefit" payable, rather than a complaint relating to "access" to benefits.
- 1 May 2002
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the National Health Service (NHS) Pension Scheme can lawfully provide more generous early retirement pensions to female nurses than to male nurses in respect of service before 17 May 1990.