Senior doctors harness grey vote

Traditionally, retired GPs and other doctors had retained the right to refer patients and write repeat prescriptions but the introduction of the national law in 2010 put an end to the limited registration (public interest – occasional practice) category they held.

Doctors already registered in that category, which does not involve the same professional development requirements or the same fee as full registration, were allowed to maintain that registration until 2013, and no new occasional