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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

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.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 09 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.

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