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Full-time GP numbers down by over 500 in just three months

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Knowledge is porridge is right. We need some major changes to encourage people not to retire and encourage people to work more sessions. It seems unlikely that they will make changes in these areas just for doctors, but my suggestions would be: - Pension cap, both the annual and lifetime allowance cause problems, encourage people to work fewer sessions and encourage people to retire early. - At least allow a simple way of contributing whatever you want to the scheme - but to 28% of your income (rather than an all (28%) or nothing approach. - The ridiculous tax system at 100k - just smooth it out between 50k and 150k. - indemnity/ litigation. There is talk of a government scheme, but nobody believes it will happen until we see it. - limits on workload, with DofH backing and legal backing for turning patients away when that limit is reached. - And most importantly appropriate rewards. If I hear one politician say they are taking this seriously just a month after delivering a real-terms pay cut I might just explode.

Posted date

23 Aug 2018

Posted time

12:31pm

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