We want you: AHPRA to fast-track registration for retired doctors to join coronavirus fight

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Jocelyn Wright
Dr Geoffrey Hawson
ASADA president Associate Professor Dr Geoffrey Hawson.

AHPRA says it could begin fast-tracking re-registrations of recently retired doctors willing to come back and assist in the response to COVID-19.

The regulator says among its options is to waive requirements such as formal ‘return to practice’ plans but it expects that most doctors volunteering would have to work under some form of supervision.