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
Geir O'Rourke
Senior doctor

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.

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.