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The number of GPs taking voluntary early retirement (VER) has increased in recent years, with 721 taking VER in 2017. Data indicates that the approximate average age for taking VER is 57. 

Publishing the data in response to a written question from East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight, the health minister Steve Brine said: “The Department’s assessment is that the trend for GPs taking early retirement has increased over recent years.”

He set out the details as follows:

Pension year April 1- March 31 Number of GPs taking Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) Approximate average age of GP taking VER Total number of GPs claiming pension % VER
2011/12 513 57 years 1,545 33
2012/13 591 57 years 1,406 42
2013/14 746 56 years and 11 months 1,503 50
2014/15 738 57 years 1,434 51
2015/16 677 57 years 1,254 54
2016/17 721 57 years 1,164 62

Among the actions being taken to meet the General Practice Forward View target of increasing the GP workforce by 5,000, Mr Brine said:

  • Health Education England has increased the number of GP training places to 3,250 each year;
  • NHS England is accelerating its international recruitment programme;
  • NHS England has launched the GP Career Plus Scheme in addition to the new GP Retention Scheme;
  • NHS England has improved the GP Induction and Refresher Scheme to make it easier and quicker for qualified doctors to return to general practice.

Link:
Hansard: General Practitioners: Labour Turnover: Written question – 131337    

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