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Why so many GPs are considering retirement

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I have had such a lot of interest in my recent letter published in the Times on Facebook and Twitter that I thought I should post it here. The letter was in response to a BMA survey that showed a third of GPs were considering retirement over the next five years.

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  • Good letter.

    Unfortunately, many GPs pass away before they get retirement. The job is so tough it makes sense to cash out as early as possible.

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  • "Unfortunately, many GPs pass away before they get retirement."

    Really?? What data are you basing that claim on?

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  • Vinci Ho

    Valar Morgulis
    Valar Dohaeris

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  • Considerately Pulse does the job of the BMA. Appreciated.

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  • To be fair to the BMA, chair Dr Mark Porter was on the same page calling for 'No More Games'

  • Well done Nigel. You have more balls than the entire GPC put together.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Nigel Jon Snow Praities

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  • Echo thoughts that Pulse Editor did a really good letter which gets straight to the point but it is a sad reflection of the lack of support we have from the RCGP / BMA / GPC.

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  • Our "betters"(deliberately small case)should hold their heads in shame for not pressing home the dire issues faciing GP land at the moment.Well done Nigel.I suspect we have 5 years to ressurect primary care.If not it will definately be beyond repair(if it isnt already).Good wishes everyone.

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  • Una Coales

    Agreed @3:02 pm. Pulse and Nigel definitely do a better job representing knackered GPs than its own trade union! Well done for giving a voice to a dying profession.

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  • well said. hope this letter is published in national news papers and poliiticians are shown this letter and asked what they have to say?

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