Pensions

Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has called for a long-term solution to be found to retain experienced NHS consultants in the health service. The call follows separate announcements this week by the UK and Scottish Governments of short-term measures designed to encourage consultants to maintain or increase their working hours over the busy winter period.

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Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health (attached) calling on them to urgently address the pensions tax issue that is causing many of the UK’s most senior doctors to reduce their overtime or leave the NHS altogether.

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NHS Pensions Scheme – Considerations and Consultations

NHS Pensions Scheme – Considerations and Consultations

Graham MacLeod, financial planner at Tilney, has written for the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”. Graham’s article is below and
College Members can read the full magazine through our website.

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Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

A survey of doctors by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has revealed that almost half (45%) have decided to retire at a younger age than previously planned, with 86% of them citing pension concerns as one of their reasons for this decision.

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College and Tilney team up to provide expert advice on NHS pensions

College and Tilney team up to provide expert advice on NHS pensions

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is to work with financial planning and investment advice group Tilney to facilitate the provision of expert advice on pensions to its UK membership at an event on the 16th September.

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College responds to new NHS pensions proposals

College responds to new NHS pensions proposals

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has responded to the announcement today by the Department of Health that it is to open a new consultation on proposals to address issues with the NHS pensions scheme which is causing consultants to reduce their working hours or seek retirement.

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College calls for action on NHS pensions following new workforce report

College calls for action on NHS pensions following new workforce report

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow today (Monday 3rd June) welcomed the publication of the “Interim NHS People Plan”, but called for the report to be backed with urgent action to address the workforce crises within the health care system.

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College calls for pensions changes to protect NHS

College calls for pensions changes to protect NHS

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Tuesday 12th March 2019) ahead of tomorrow’s Spring Statement to ask for action to prevent experienced NHS consultants leaving the health service.

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