Gonna have to sort out the tax on their pensions firstMarch 1, 2020 Tim WorstallTax10 CommentsNHS plans to deploy ‘Dad’s Army’ of retired doctors if Covid-19 spreads previousMildly interesting happening of the morningnextAn amusing assertion 10 thoughts on “Gonna have to sort out the tax on their pensions first” Ljh March 1, 2020 at 9:38 am The risk of complications from Covid rises post fifty. It will take a lot more than tax perks to tempt retired doctors from enjoying the fruits of their labours to manning the frontline. Andrew M March 1, 2020 at 9:39 am Given that the virus is more dangerous to the elderly, do those retired doctors & nurses really want to be coming into close contact with infected patients? Steve March 1, 2020 at 10:36 am I’ve already had Chinese Flu and now I know karate dearieme March 1, 2020 at 12:34 pm Good point about doctor-codgers. We’ll just have to conscript medical students. We can reward them with pay, and by making the remainder of their degrees free. Gamecock March 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm WTF are doctors going to do? “You have coronavirus.” “My work is finished here.” Chris Miller March 1, 2020 at 2:31 pm I think nurses rater than consultants are the likely target (assuming this is a real idea and not just today’s ‘line to take’), and they generally won’t have maxed out their pension pot. John B March 1, 2020 at 2:53 pm Bleeding, cupping and leeches. It would be a step forward for the World Class NHS. John B March 1, 2020 at 2:57 pm Aren’t the political slime balls always saying they want to increase productivity in the NHS, but rather than using less labour per unit output, they increase it? They also want to make it more efficient, which they say can only be done by spending more money to get more out. Could it be they do not know what productivity or efficiency means? (Rhetorical.) Ljh March 1, 2020 at 5:06 pm John B: maybe they could persuade all the parttime GPs to do a decent day’s work in exchange for a reduction in red tape? Gamecock March 1, 2020 at 6:07 pm American GPs would do more if you took all the government mandated computers out. I know two doctors that quit over all that s#|+. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.