Why I thank the GPC from the bottom of my heart
I for one would like to offer my thanks to the GPC negotiators. Since 1985 my income has reduced and I am now earning £400 a month less than I was in 1985. This is in spite of my list staying the same and my workload rising considerably.
I have found myself increasingly frustrated and upset by guidelines and the various hoops we have to jump through. I was interested on receiving my new contract to discover I am going to receive a 35 per cent pay cut, a 25 per cent reduction in my pension, and am probably going to have to work until I am 65 or 70.
The reason I am writing to thank the GPC, and indeed the Government, is because I no longer feel dissatisfied by working a 60-70 hour week, because I am going to hand in my notice and start doing locums. I will take my pension, such as it will be, and hopefully I will be better off and will work considerably shorter hours.
I therefore offer them my great thanks for this encouragement to make a decision.
Dr DA Hanraty
Hailsham, East Sussex