Tip of the iceberg
Not fit for purpose
The whole system is f****d.
I've had annual allowance statements 3 years too late, IFA tells me the growth figures in 1995 are completely wrong & my accountant tells me he's buggered if he can work out my liability.
2015 pension scheme transition legality under serious question so likely to all change anyway.
I've spent more time in the past 12 months phoning NHS pensions & PCSE & reading up on pensions than I have on PDPs/appraisal/revalidation etc.
BMA, Capita, NHS as a whole, complete shambles not fit for purpose.
Honest From Yorkshire, I agree 100%.
I'll be done in 12 months, having completed my 23 year sentence. The job has really gone down the toilet and at 55 I'll be doing something completely different, there's nothing I can can think of that will keep me in medicine any longer.
Unless they make GPs retiring before 60 illegal, which to be honest I wouldn't put past them.
Some of my on call days are about as much fun as a session of water-boarding.
Torture would be a more accurate description.
A career in general practice nowadays is more like a prison sentence.
But without the prospect of an early release for good behaviour.
Not surprised in the slightest by this headline & I expect this percentage to continue to rise significantly.
I think most Drs are starting to resent working for a system that treats them so badly.
All good will has gone & I'm out next year at the earliest opportunity to retire.
Totally agree with Grinding.
Just had my TRS statement updated to 2016/17, that's after a 3 year wait since last update.
Annual allowance statement (despite repeated requests) still pending.
In years to come people will look back and say what were those idiotic politicians doing?
NHS falling apart & understaffed & what do they do, actively encourage the most senior & experienced people to walk away!?!
Hopeless I'm afraid.
Thankyou Mr Hammond.
Your policies have prompted me to re-examine my finances, I have reduced my sessions by 25% with only a slight reduction in income & a significant reduction in stress.
Am due to hit LTA in 3yrs so plan to retire then aged 57.
Without all this I'd have aimlessly carried on working full time until 60.
So again, thanks for the gentle push I needed.
She said: ‘GPs are already making excellent headway in reducing antibiotic use in the community and will only prescribe when they are absolutely necessary and the best course of action for the patient sitting in front of us.
20+ years into this godforesaken job, I undoubtedly prescribe more.
Call it patient demand / defensive medicine / time constraints / telephone triage. Whatever excuse you like, the bottom line is I’m trying to manage increasing numbers of complex patients with insufficient time & at the same time trying to minimise risk.
Of course I’m worried about bug resistance but I’m worried about my sanity more.