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Pension changes won’t stem doctor exodus, warns BMA

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 06 December 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2945
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Proposed changes to NHS pension arrangements designed to stop senior doctors leaving the workforce because of punitive taxation fall short of what’s needed, the BMA has warned. On 5 December the government published a consultation setting out a package of changes to the NHS pension scheme it said would support senior staff to stay in the workforce and help the NHS tackle treatment backlogs.1

The key changes include:

  • A new partial retirement option to enable older doctors to get part of their pension while continuing to contribute to their pension pot—from age 55 members could …

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