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Medical staffing: “We are very experienced”

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:459
  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    The difficult position faced by the growing number of non-consultant career grade doctors is highlighted in the Audit Commission report on medical staffing. These doctors do not hold relevant UK specialist qualifications, but usually have considerable experience. Mr Rifaat Abo-Leyah, aged 47 (pictured above), is an associate specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Lancashire and came to the United Kingdom in 1990 on a sponsorship scheme. He previously spent four years as a registrar in Saudi Arabia in a job recognised by the …

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