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News BMA annual representative meeting

Capita should compensate doctors for pensions debacle

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4401
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. Belfast

The BMA must lobby NHS England and the government to investigate and compensate doctors who have become ill or have been unable to retire as a result of Capita’s pension “failings,” representatives said at the BMA’s annual meeting this week.

Delegates unanimously passed a motion on 24 June calling for action against Capita because of its “catastrophic failings in dealing with GP pension contributions.”

The motion said that the contract with the private company should be terminated and investigations should be held to assess its effects on doctors.

A tax amnesty should also be declared …

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