Now that the pension stuff is out of the way... I'm not sure that I can answer whether or not doctors should be paid more. I'm not a doctor and I don't know what their market is. However, if the question is should additional pay be considered as a tool to retain doctors as there's an issue in this area, then of course it should be, just like any other profession. However, from what I read elsewhere and hear, there's a fundamental staffing shortage irrespective of pay, and if I had the choice between paying doctors twice as much to ensure that they can be retained to continue working their 80 hour weeks or could I have another doctor instead and pay them both the same and let them work 'just' 40 hour weeks then I'd choose the latter. But I can't really choose, can I, because I'm not a medical professional or medical manager. So if the question moves on towards the direction of whether or not I'm prepared to pay more to improve our health services and the conditions of those that work in the profession then the answer is yes. I'm sure there'll be someone along to say that we need to eliminate waste first. Of course we need to improve efficiency, but things will never improve if we deny funding because we insist on efficiency gains first - there clearly simply isn't the available resource to improve without extra funding. The overall burden of taxation in this country is disproportionately low in comparison to the expectations of the standard of public services that we receive.