I am a practising General Practitioner, in the UK.

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Oct 16, 2021

Sadly if you work in Scotland, although the McLeod judgement stands, there is not the option to claim compensation post-retirement for additional tax paid on pension contributions that have exceeded the annual allowance (unlike in England & Wales). Higher earners also pay an extra 1% tax cf E&W earners at the same income bracket. That’s socialism for you. 

Sep 22, 2021

Hear, hear! Great insight

Oct 25, 2020

A helpful overview of the Ischemia Trial. Under current Covid restrictions we are not able to send patients for ETT in my area, where the system set up does not have capacity for many CT-angiograms; thus we have reverted to medicine that we practised 20 years ago & if history suggests angina we are (at the request of our cardiology colleagues) initiating & optimising medical treatment in Primary Care. Naturally this applies to stable angina, with those exhibiting unstable angina being seen by cardiology. You make a great point about LAD disease +/- LVF doing better with intervention. Ischemia was a worthwhile trial in our current medico-economic climate.


Rebecca Wheater, GP & Co-Chair of SHARP, Tayside