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NMC fee rise plans 'may hit staff retention', warn unions


I've been desperately finding the money to keep paying my registration fee whilst off sick/on benefits (secondary to workplace bullying that had witnesses describing as 'torture'), as well as finding the money to ensure I keep up with CPD. Although my return to health has to be within a certain timescale so I still fulfil the practice hours (& currently health/social care say don't have the resources to provide care to help me get better). To give up paying feels like giving up the fight/belief I can regain health/return to work, and risk becoming the 'benefit scrounger' that current policy would already be labelling me as. However, I'm already facing losing my home (as benefits don't cover mortgage or essential home repairs; if I was renting I'd be ok), and that extra £20 is enough to make me give up the fight.

Posted date

10 August, 2014

Posted time

4:30 am