GPs over 65 no longer exempt from GMC fee

GPs over 65 will no longer be exempt from paying the annual £390 GMC fee.

Due to the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, the age exemptions are now deemed unlawful.

The regulations were introduced to prevent age-related discrimination. Last month GP reported that the regulations meant partners cannot be made to retire at 65, which lawyers said could block partnership opportunities for young GPs.

The GMC is currently looking at when to start charging doctors over 65, who have been exempt from payment since 1970, and writing to doctors who may be affected.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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