Over the past few months, some doctors have discovered they have been landed with huge tax bills whilst working overtime (specifically Consultants who earn more than £110,000 a year), effectively rendering their work free.
However, if these doctors down tools and refuse to continue, we could have massive ramifications on the NHS.
NHS leaders have been pushing ministers to agree to a short-term fix as there is the added pressure of a bitter approaching winter.
The proposal will mean doctors can take money out of their pension pots to pay the tax bills they get next year.
The NHS will then top up their pension pots before retirement, meaning the cost of the measure to the health service will be spread out over time while doctors will not be out of pocket.
The emergency measure will only apply for the 2019-20 tax year.
The Treasury is still looking at how the pension changes have been implemented in an attempt to find a long-term solution ahead of the start of the next financial year in April.
There are differences to how pensions work elsewhere in the UK, although tax-free allowances have been reduced in each nation.
Currently only the NHS in England has taken this step.