Deadline looms for retired doctors

Up to 600 retired doctors will lose their rights to prescribe and refer next month unless they apply for general registration and commit to doing CPD.

As the 30 September deadline looms, AHPRA said there was still time for retired doctors on limited registration to remain on the medical register after the limited registration category is ditched.

AHPRA has offered sweeteners to smooth the transition by waiving the usual application fee of about $650 for general registration as well