This move underpins a decision confirmed by the GMC that at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care it has temporarily registered around 15,000 doctors in total who left the register during this period.
These doctors can now make immediate decisions to return to work, if they choose, as part of the UK’s coronavirus response.
Dr Chris Godeseth, head of underwriting at MDDUS, said: “With immediate effect, MDDUS has automatically reinstated membership benefits for all doctors who have retired from membership in the past three years.
“We’re doing this to remove one hurdle to retired doctors making a swift return to work during these unprecedented times.
“The membership benefits are offered for free, and are available immediately, as part of our effort to support retired MDDUS members who choose to return to work in these difficult circumstances.
“We do understand that some retired doctors in this group may not wish or be able to return to work, and if that’s the position there’s no need to make a formal notice to opt out.”
Retired doctors who are members of MDDUS considering taking the next steps to a return to work and require further information can contact us on 0333 043 4444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org