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GPs face long wait until retirement as review omits them from age-related 'risk' list

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Thanks @8:09, @9:44, @1:21 and John Glasspool aka CW. There are only 2 options left for GPs in the UK, accept secondment into salaried GP federations or venture into the private sector as our NHS consultants based in big cities already do. It will be a painful process as the public are not used to paying to see a GP. They have accepted paying £9k/y for university fees, paying NHS dentists 3 charge bands ranging from £18-£214 and soon will accept paying to see a semiprivate GP or face long waits in the NHS. Meanwhile to prevent burnout, I would advocate a work to rule. You cannot take on more than you are humanly capable of. Your job is not worth an early grave. Consider talking to an accountant about weighing up transferring your NHS pension funds into a private SIPP pension so you may cash out at 55 and make sure you are asking for an annual pension statement to see exactly how healthy or not your NHS pension is and that they have credited all your pension payments. NHS GP partners have fought a valiant battle to save the best in general practice. I am not sure how much more you can withstand in this prolonged government battle to dissolve GP partnerships and turn into a salaried service.

Posted date

05 Mar 2014

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4:24pm

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