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David Kennedy

  • Scottish GP leaders vote in favour on key aspects of new contract

    David Kennedy's comment 03 Dec 2017 11:07pm

    We might do better under Phase1 which means we've been underpaid for years. But McDevitt promises to start steamrolling Phase2 immediately on that vote's success, which will be a complete disaster for my younger colleagues and my future successor. Regrettably, I see the only way of stopping this hellbound negotiating team is to turn down the extra cash from phase1. The BMA should have the sense to advise the Scottish Government that the only realistic source of significant numbers of GPs is England. It needs a better pay award than down South (England and Australia), meaning more than is lost by Scottish Income Taxation. Droves will, albeit reluctantly, move South under phase2, seems obvious, even if just to transfer their post pension income to the English scheme, in order to avoid lifelong higher Scottish Tax rates.