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Doctors have cut extra work and avoided promotion because of pension changes, poll finds

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 25 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4400
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A poll of senior NHS employees including over 1800 consultants has found that one in five has avoided promotion at work because of the impact of pension tax charges, and more than four in 10 have reduced their additional work.

A small proportion (3%) of the 2521 staff surveyed at 30 NHS organisations said that they had already taken early retirement because of changes to the NHS pension scheme, and a third (33%) were considering this option. Another 3% said that they had already retired and returned to work, …

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