Posts Tagged ‘Pensions’

Signs of a fairer deal on NHS pensions

It’s been almost all bad news for doctors on the government’s changes to the NHS pension scheme over the past 18 months. And so the latest response to...

NHS pension reform “allows imposition of change”

Government reforms would leave the NHS pension scheme open to retrospective changes made by the government without negotiation, the BMA has warned. Submit...

A cautionary tale about my NHS pension

So much has been written about our pensions in the last year, both in Hospital Dr and elsewhere, that it’s easy to become inured to the subject. For juni...

Aren’t strikes supposed to maximise disruption?

So the ballot on the next round of strike action for Scotland only is just around the corner, heralded by a deluge of BMA bumpf, emails and 'road shows'. A...

Pensions: BMA wants doctors to lobby MPs

As you may know, Scottish hospital doctors are about to be balloted on strike action on pensions, but industrial action isn’t the only thing on our minds...

Scottish consultants to ballot on pensions strike

BMA Scotland has outlined plans to ballot hospital doctors in Scotland on further industrial action over pension reform. A second ballot of Scottish hospi...

New Bill increases NHS pension contributions

The government has published the Public Service Pensions Bill 2013, which will see doctors' pensions switched to a career average scheme rather than one ba...

Curious case of the vanishing pension coverage

I've got a little game for you. You have to read this week's issue of BMA News (15 September). As you're doing it, you have to circle every story you fin...

NHS pension: Why wave the white flag so early

So, it’s all gone a bit quiet on the NHS pensions front (have a look at the BMA website home page - can you see the word 'pension' anywhere?). First we ...

“BMA members will vote with feet over climb down”

We Brits should be used to the cycle of hope, followed by despair. England reaches penalty shoot-out in major tournament…Tick. British (Ok, Scottish) pla...

BMA suspends further strike action for talks

The BMA has lifted the threat of further industrial action and will now join other health unions in talks with the government about changes to the NHS pens...