THE general practitioner the Skipton community fought hard to keep will not have his contract renewed with Beaufort and Skipton Health Service next year.
A spokesperson for the health service said an independent investigation had deemed Mohammed Al Naima did not meet the organisation's standards and the board chose not to renew his tenure. His term finishes in January.
Dr Al Naima was barred from practising for a period last year due to disputes with his Medicare provider number and contractual issues. The community had lobbied for his return.
Beaufort and Skipton Health confirmed a temporary doctor would be in place from January 13 while a replacement was sourced.
Dr Malcolm Anderson continues to practice on Friday mornings. Patients are also encouraged to visit he health services' Beaufort-based doctors Pushpa Ravindranayagam and Phil Kyaw, who are opening Beaufort Family Practice in January.
Dr Al Naima has been contacted for comment.
The health service confirmed Dr Al Naima was free to continue practising in Skipton, separate from the health service.
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