The Skipton community celebrated the return of their beloved Dr Mohammed Al Naima on Monday by ringing their medical clinic in droves to book appointments with him.
It’s the first time they’ve been able to see him since August 9 when he was barred from practicing at the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service over issues with his Medicare Provider Number and contractural arrangements.
The community are very happy because they have been able to make appointments and see Dr Mohammed.Nick Shady
Dr Al Naima, who has been working in Skipton for the past three years and is keen to stay, returned to his four-day-a-week posting at the health service – welcome news for locals who had been told he was only returning for two days a week while an independent review is conducted.
“We are very happy that he has come back four days a week rather than two days,” said community spokesman Nick Shady. Mr Shady said some patients had not seen a doctor since Dr Al Naima was barred because they did not want to tell their medical history to someone else.
Mr Shady said Dr Mohammed had told him that he was “exceptionally happy to be back with the people he loves”.
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