To the Editor: I commend Wijeratne and Earl1 for drawing attention to the retirement issues faced by doctors. Psychological issues are compounded by the lack of legislative provision for doctors to progressively step down from the demands of full registration. Reducing workload is not a simple matter. The impediments to maintaining registration while reducing workload include recency of practice requirements and up to 73 hours per annum of continuing professional development (CPD) for physicians2 — far exceeding that of other health practitioners.
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