Responding to the government's NHS pensions review
, Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said:
“Last week the NHS Confederation called for the tapered Annual Allowance to be scrapped to address the NHS pensions crisis and so our members will welcome the decision to review it.
“We support the introduction of greater flexibilities to allow members of the NHS Pension Scheme to control the value of their pension growth and we believe this will have a positive impact on NHS service capacity and patient care.
“We await the full details of the new proposals with interest and will continue to engage with employers to understand and represent their views in our response to the consultation. In particular, NHS Employers will continue to make the case for scheme flexibilities for the benefit of all scheme members, not just senior clinicians.
“NHS Employers (which is part of the NHS Confederation) will ensure that employers receive clear guidance on the approaches proposed by the government, and will represent their views in the joint work with government and medical trade union representatives regarding the reform of tax policy.”