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Part-time revolution: How general practice is adapting as GPs reclaim control


There are obvious reasons for part time working, many of those reasons cannot be addressed by the government. But there are significant changes that can be made. I would suggest looking at: - The problems with pension allowance. It is fairly simple to allow GPs to put in 'up to' their full pension contribution rather than an all or nothing deal. Many reduce their working week to avoid paying tax on pension contributions. - The problems with the tax band between 100-125k. My most recent new partner chose 5 sessions instead of 6 specifically for this reason. It is fairly simple to smooth out the tax between 50 and 150k and it must affect other industries just as much as General Practice. In general practice alone I think it would make a difference close to 5000GPs, that is 5 billion in training costs, so surely it is worth taking some action.

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02 Nov 2018

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