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NHS England launches GP retention pilot to allow over-55s to work 'more flexibly'

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I recently retire at the age of 67 but could have continued longer. However, apart from the stress,expectations, demands and lack of gratitude and appreciation of Mr Hunt for all the hard work, it became an analysis of pragmatism. As a locum, it made appraisal difficult having to achieve the requirements on reduced hours, between tax and MDU fees it became uneconomical to continue working and finally the demands even as a locum surpassed the rewards. I felt guilty leaving my patients and others doctors to it, but I was driven out by it all. I was an average doctor but had a much experience having worked overseas and in the UK. Even though it didn't cost the UK government anything to train me, all that experience is now lost.

Posted date

21 Dec 2016

Posted time

12:22pm

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