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GPC demands independent pension review

The GPC has demanded an independent review of GPs' pensions to resolve its dispute with the NHS Confederation over the proposals in the new contract.

The confederation rejected GPC demands to backdate an 11 per cent increase in the

dynamising factor to 1990 to cover the gap that had emerged between GPs'

income and their final pension.

It argued that increasing the dynamising factor from this year, the deal that was proposed in the contract, would bring GPs into line with

consultants.

But at a GPC roadshow in Stratford, east London, GPC chair Dr John Chisholm told GPs: 'My belief is that the matter is so technical that we should move to an independent review on what the scheme is delivering.'

GPC joint-deputy chair Dr Simon Fradd said the GPC was considering asking the Review Body to carry out an inquiry.

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