GP Principal, Honorary Professor of Health and Life Science
Not sure what the problem is. I write back to secondary care colleagues, simply stating I'm not their house office, and for them to organize. Soon enough, they stop asking.
If you act like a house officer, you will be treated as such!
I think there a few critical questions each GP must ask themselves..
1. Do I want to work until I am 68?
2. Do I want only half my pension pot to be given to my spouse on my death - and zero passed on to my kids on point of death for both of us?
3. Do I trust the Government not to reduce my benefits/pension by the time i get to 68?
If you answer no to any of the above -- strongly consider leaving the pension. I did - 3yrs ago -- and not looked back. I intend to retire a full 15yrs ahead of the NHS retirement age.
Interestingly, he was given a prestigious award by the RCGP only a few weeks ago. I was in the audience, and you could feel the tension. I rather wonder if he has the courage to return it.