To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that retired medical staff will be (a) re-registered and (b) re-certified to practice in the event that they are required to work as a result of covid-19.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
11 March 2020
The General Medical Council (GMC) already has powers and procedures in place to register doctors in an emergency. The Department is working with the GMC and others on their plans, to ensure those who may have recently retired can be called on as necessary.