No chance of 'step-down' medical registration for senior doctors: AMA

It says the idea has been rejected many times by health ministers because of concerns over potential patient safety issues

The AMA won’t be pushing for a so-called 'step-down' category for medical registration, with its president declaring the idea politically dead in the water because of fears over patient safety.

Senior doctor

Dr Omar Khorshid says the AMA has sympathy with doctors who feel forced into retirement because of the current CPD and recency of practice requirements to remain on the medical register.

But while there may be reasonable arguments in favour of reduced standards, governments nationwide have repeatedly