‘Patients will be at risk if doctors work into old age’
A leading north-east doctor claims patients will be put at risk if medics are forced to work longer to receive their pensions.
Dr Alan Thomson, a consultant obstetric anaesthetist at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, said well-paid doctors were an “easy target”, but they deserved fair treatment from the UK Government.
Ministers, he said, had not bothered to negotiate with the British Medical Association.
Dr Alan Thomson, 44, believes the “attack” on pensions is being driven by ideology, and staff have been left with no choice but to take strike action for the first time in 40 years.
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