GPs over the age of 65 must pay retention fee

GPs over the age of 65 are to be charged nearly £400 a year to remain on the GMC's register, after the BMA lost its legal battle in the high court.

The BMA had argued that older GPs should be exempt from the GMC’s annual retention fee.

But the court today awarded in favour of the GMC, meaning that GPs over 65 will be charged the full £390 a year to remain registered.

The GMC was awarded legal costs, and the BMA refused the right to appeal.

A statement from the BMA is expected later this afternoon.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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