NHS waiting lists rise 'pension rules which mean doctors can not work'

10 Juillet, 2019, 16:05 | Auteur: Yves Courtet

Hospitals are having to cancel operations and cancer scans are going unread for weeks because consultant doctors have suddenly begun working to rule in a standoff over NHS pensions.

The issue arose after regulations introduced in 2016 limited the sums that could be paid into public sector pension pots by high earners without losing tax relief.

The BMA has said that it will continue to lobby the government to make changes to the NHS pension tax rules.

The changes meant older members could stay in the existing pension scheme, but younger members had to transfer to a new scheme, which they felt was financially detrimental to them.

A senior anaesthetist at one hospital worked 27 Saturdays previous year to reduce waiting times but now can not afford to, the organisation said.

One hospital has seen numbers waiting for routine surgery increase by 50% since April, with staffing issues due to the pensions problem partly to blame. "The "tapered" annual allowance needs to be abolished and replaced with a simpler across-the-board limit on pension contributions".

"But they must recognise that their initial answer hasn't worked and something more is needed really fast".

The Guardian reported the situation arose because the hospital's anaesthetists feared that by working above their usual hours, they would end up financially worse off - a situation it said was being replicated in other parts of the country.

Leroy Merlin en Russie est au bord du scandale ?
La part du réseau Leroy Merlin sur le marché russe de "l'équipement ménager" approche les 20%. Beaucoup d'entre eux se plaignent des manifestations de corruption et des violations de l'éthique des affaires.

Amazon’s Alexa to Offer UK Medical Advice
But privacy campaigners expressed alarm over the possibility of Amazon storing medical data and then using it to sell targeted ads.

"Une bombe devrait exploser sur ce court" — Fognini craque
Connu pour son caractère trempé et ses sautes d'humeur, Fabio Fognini (32 ans) ne passe assurément pas inaperçu sur le circuit. Si la défaite l'élimine de Wimbledon , ces propos pourraient en réalité le priver des deux prochains tournois du grand-chelem.

But now they are asking, what's the point?

This follows Health Secretary Matt Hancock's proposal that doctors cut their pension contributions by 50% in exchange for receiving only half the benefits.

NHS Providers, which represents hospital trusts, said senior staff were now saying they could not afford to work at weekends to bring waiting lists down. Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE, the BMA's chair of council, said the current policy was "driving doctors out of the workforce", and the BMA had alerted the government to the reality of "losing large swatches of expertise" from the NHS.

"Trust leaders report that, over the last month, they have had significant numbers of key clinical and managerial staff saying they can no longer afford to work extra shifts and weekends because of the financial penalties involved in doing so, due to the way that the pension taxation rules now work".

"We have multiple trusts telling us they are expecting a significant increase in the number of surgery cases they will have to delay, leaving patients in pain and risking their problems getting much worse".

The anecdotal evidence is supported by recent data, though figures for June are not yet available.

Data for April showed that the number of patients waiting more than the target 18 weeks for an operation increased 3% on the previous month, and 16% on the same month past year to 579,403, the largest number ever recorded.

'We will carefully consider all views on our proposals'.

Conseillé:

  • Porto pense à Trapp pour remplacer Casillas

    Porto pense à Trapp pour remplacer Casillas

    En effet, le média portugais assure que Trapp est aujourd'hui la priorité de Porto afin de remplacer Iker Casillas (38 ans). Selon nos informations, Kevin Trapp (PSG, 28 ans) est également dans son viseur.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time in Several Weeks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time in Several Weeks

    Mrs Merkel has carried on with her scheduled appointments since the incident, and no official explanation has been offered. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been seen shaking at a public event for the third time in less than a month .
    Lady Gaga becomes the latest celebrity to launch a makeup brand

    Lady Gaga becomes the latest celebrity to launch a makeup brand

    She further shared that makeup has endowed her with the confidence she always wanted and has empowered her in multiple ways. Gaga opened up on Instagram about how she struggled to embrace her inner and outer beauty when she was young.
  • Antarctic ice instability could yield rapid melting, dramatic sea level rise

    The study went with present-day ice melt rates because the researchers were interested in the instability factor in itself. The grounding line is the line between where the ice sheet rests on the seafloor and where it extends over the water.
    Touche pas à l'OL, Aulas tacle Diacre !

    Touche pas à l'OL, Aulas tacle Diacre !

    Jean-Michel Aulas, lui, a entrepris d'y répondre, ce mercredi dans les colonnes de L'Équipe . Jean-Michel Aulas, lui, n'a pas attendu pour glisser son point de vue.

    " "Mino Raiola espère " bientôt une solution satisfaisante " pour Pogba et MU — Transferts

    Sur l'antenne de la radio anglaise Talk Sport ce mardi, Mino Raiola a pris la défense de son client . Il s'en est personnellement expliqué ces dernières semaines.
  • De Ligt, Koulibaly… Leonardo est très bavard — Mercato / PSG

    De Ligt, Koulibaly… Leonardo est très bavard — Mercato / PSG

    Le directeur sportif est moins clair pour Koulibaly, mais son transfert ne semble absolument pas être proche. "Non, Matthijs De Ligt ne viendra pas au Paris Saint-Germain, même si oui, une possibilité existait".

    Amazon et Google se réconcilient — Streaming vidéo

    Par contre, il n'y a pour le moment pas d'évolution en perspective concernant l'absence de l'application YouTube sur les appareils Echo Show d'Amazon.
    Ariana Grande Gets Candid About Her Grief Over Mac Miller's Death

    Ariana Grande Gets Candid About Her Grief Over Mac Miller's Death

    Mac Miller died on September 7 from a suspected drug overdose. "By no means was what we had flawless , but, like, fuck". She admitted that she "didn't know him" and he was an "amazing distraction" from the unhealthy patterns in LA.
  • Pétrolier saisi: Londres mesurera un jour

    Pétrolier saisi: Londres mesurera un jour "les conséquences", dit l’Iran

    L'Europe est censée être "contre l'extraterritorialité", contrairement aux États-Unis, a-t-il écrit. Et l'UE par principe n'impose pas ses sanctions sur les autres. "PRÉCISÉMENT", a répondu M.
    Ford recalls 58000 Focus models due to faulty software

    Ford recalls 58000 Focus models due to faulty software

    The recall affects 2012-17 Ford Focus models, including 2013-14 Focus ST hatchbacks equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. Ford recommends keeping the tank at least half full until the cars are brought back in a second time for new software.

    Fils de légende de la Formule 1 a dépassé son père

    Nul doute qu’elle offrira à Mika la meilleure option pour poursuivre sa carrière dans le sport automobile. Et il n'est pas Andrei Arshavin, pour répondre à la question sur les attentes facilement et naturellement.


Populaire

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien hospitalized in Hong Kong as a 'precaution'
A spokesman for Chretien did not immediately return a request for comment Monday evening in Ottawa. Chrétien served as the 20th prime minister of Canada from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003.

La Volkswagen ID.R bat le record de McLaren à Goodwood — VIDÉO
Il en résulte un gain de poids significatif qui permet au bolide électrique de passer sous la barre des 1 000 kilos. En effet, l'ID.R dispose maintenant de batteries lithium-ion évoluées ainsi que d'une gestion de l'énergie revue.

Ex Spartan Malik McDowell fights Lathrup Village officer in wild video
TMZ reports that lab tests showed that McDowell had a blood alcohol content of.189, more than twice the legal limit. McDowell again asked for his supervisor, to which the officer gave him more chances to turn over his license.

Vive déception des fans saoudiens de Nicki Minaj après l'annulation d'un concert
L'ONG The Human Rights Foundation avait appelé dès le 5 juillet l'artiste originaire de Trinité-et-Tobago à renoncer à ce concert. L'Arabie saoudite est aussi régulièrement mise en cause pour sa répression des opposants au régime.

Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended
Major told BBC Radio on Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth would have to approve any request to prorogue parliament. The theory goes that if MPs are not sitting, they can not stop a PM going for no deal.

Lemina est bien sur le marché — Mercato
Recruté en 2013 lors du fameux projet Dortmund lancé par Vincent Labrune, Mario Lemina semblerait sur le départ de Southampton ... Le projet avec les nouveaux investisseurs paraît très intéressant, il mérite un peu de temps.

You can now download Prime Video app on Chromecast and Android TV
The first evidence that the spat might be resolved came in December 2018 when Amazon began stocking Chromecast products again. Amazon is also rolling out the Amazon Prime Video app to all Android TV devices starting later today.

France Introduces an Eco Tax For Airline Flights
Ms Borne said the money raised by the tax will be invested in in less-polluting transport, such as rail. The fee will be phased in for all airplanes departing from France .

Big, rare asteroid found making the rounds between Earth and sun
This swift-moving rock snuggles closer to the sun than does our planet, which takes 365 days to make the solar trek. To date, it's found 100 near-Earth asteroids and around 2000 asteroids in the Main Belt between Jupiter and Mars.

Votre voiture doit être dans un état impeccable
En ce qui concerne la sécurité, le choix des pneus parfaitement adaptés est extrêmement. Mais tout d’abord, vous devez savoir où trouver les pièces compatibles avec votre voiture.