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GP warns over pension 'confusion'

A leading GP has warned that many people are choosing to retire early amid the "confusion" over the proposed NHS pension reforms.

Dr James Kingsland, Department of Health national clinical commissioning network lead, said certain doctors were leaving the profession as much as 15 years early as a result of the planned changes.

GPs currently need a "clear, consistent and encouraging narrative" to overcome the confusion, he said.

"I have never experienced in my 23 years of practice the number of colleagues ... retiring early. Some are retiring early directly as a result of the transition period and the uncertainty," he said.

"For me, the transition can't end too quickly. The process of moving the Bill forward as timely as possible is vital," Dr Kingsland warned.

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