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General practice will need to be less stressful

I'm 56 and have just handed in my six-month notice because I'm burnt out and can't carry on.

My plan after this summer was to live off savings until I am 58 in November 2012 and accept a 10% reduction in annual pension.

If a later retirement age is brought in before then I will trigger my pension sooner (at a higher penalty). If they want us to work to 65, they will have to make general practice less stressful and onerous.

Dr Alistair Montgomery
Dundee, Scotland

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