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I'd march to save my pension!

I'd march to save my pension!

From Dr Jim Beatson

Troon, Ayreshire

Open letter to GPC chair

Dr Hamish Meldrum

I, like many GPs of my vintage, have based my retirement and pension planning on the content of a signed legal contract (News, 26 October).

The spectre of Lord Warner and his Department of Health henchmen being allowed to even contemplate an illegal breach of the GMS2 contract agreement on pension dynamisation is simply further confirmation of our perennial malady – a demoralised, disunited profession, poorly represented by amateurs.

It is a forlorn hope that the BMA might wake up to the reality of this injustice and entertain the prospect of ungentlemanly and unprofessional conduct – a totally new experience but one that would produce results.

This Department of Health assault and insult demands action far beyond the GPC's predictable and pathetic

stance of 'taking legal

advice' while being outwitted and out-manoeuvred yet


May I suggest that 'taking illegal advice' would be more appropriate given the duplicity of the opposition.

Despite age and infirmity, I'm ready and willing to march the streets with placards.

The question is, Dr Meldrum, are you?

• Pulse Pension Seminar –

12 December, London

Details page 61

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