Dean's statement regarding recent Guardian article & joint AoMRC letter

5 November 2019

"The Faculty recognised the vital importance of contributing to the Academy’s joint letter, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, on the impact of current pension regulations on service provision.

Doctors work conscientiously for the benefit of their patients and regularly deliver additional clinical work due to workforce shortages across the NHS. Indeed, many opt to return to work after they are of pensionable age. A system that financially disincentivises clinicians to the detriment of patients does not make sense. We collected examples from Intensive Care Medicine which demonstrate, alongside other specialty examples, the significant ramifications of the current situation on our ability to deliver timely, safe and high quality clinical care. The Faculty, alongside our fellow Colleges and Faculties, call upon the Chancellor and the Secretary of State to lead sustainable reform in this area."

Dr Alison Pittard, Dean, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Link to Guardian article