Letters: Exempt GPs over 65 from fees to lengthen their life

I am glad that the BMA showed concern at the plight of GP pensioners by battling with GMC to remove annual registration fees ('BMA may appeal High Court GMC fee ruling', Healthcare Republic, 6 October).

Part-time GPs aged over 65 years should be relieved from appraisal, indemnity subscription and GMC fees as mild professional activity increases longevity.

This should be implemented as a mark of respect to the senior citizens of this noble profession.

Dr Kasibasi Murthy, Handsworth, Birmingham

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Just published


GP leaders demand urgent funding to maintain safety in general practice

Underfunding and staff shortages in general practice have put patient safety at risk,...

Labour shadow health secretary Wes Streeting

Labour plans neighbourhood walk-in GP centres open seven days a week

Labour would set up new neighbourhood walk-in GP hubs that could be open seven days...

BMA sign

What questions is the BMA asking GPs to shape its vision for general practice?

GPs are being asked for their views on continuity of care, contracts, safe working...

Scotland's cabinet secretary for health and social care Michael Matheson

Primary care will need bigger share of NHS funding in future, Scottish health secretary says

The share of NHS funding that goes to primary care will have to increase if the health...

Sign pointing to hospital

NHS England seeks to clarify GPs' responsibilities when using advice and guidance

New guidance from NHS England has set out the clinical responsibilities and medicolegal...

Widespread joint pain - red flag symptoms

Presentations and red flag symptoms that may alert you to potentially serious conditions...