Impact on RCPCH members in the UK
In November 2019 we ran a short survey to gauge the impact of pension tax legislation on RCPCH UK members and the knock-on effect on the care of children and young people.
715 UK members responded, from 30 years of age to 60+. Respondents were current or retired paediatric consultants. Our infographic above outlines the main findings, giving a glimpse into the detrimental effects of pension related tax bills on clinicians and services.
Our members also told us:
I am about to reduce from 12 sessions to 10 sessions and will retire aged 57 even though still enthusiastic.
Reduced clinics resulting in increase in waiting list never seen before.
I am demoralised, worn out, underappreciated.
Download the report below for more information and to see the results from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.