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Two new consultants join the MSG

Two new consultants join the MSG

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Two new consultants join the MSG


The Medical Specialist Group has appointed two new specialist consultants, bringing with them a wealth of experience in island healthcare and paediatrics.

Consultant physician and nephrologist, Dr Patrick Harnett, joins from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Consultant paediatrician, Dr Sarra Ahmed, joins from Gibraltar.

Dr Harnett has previously led the acute medicine department in Chelsea and Westminster, having extensive experience with renal medicine, diabetic kidney disease, and chronic kidney disease.

“I was looking for a role with a balance of renal and general medicine and this one fitted the bill,” he said.

“A former colleague who worked here also suggested I would like it. I hope that my family will enjoy the island and all it has to offer.’

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Pictured: Dr Harnett treated some of the first covid patients in the UK: “It was a privilege to work alongside senior and junior doctors on the front line during this challenging time,” he said.

His appointment has been welcomed by the chair of the medical directorate, Dr Steve Evans: “We’re really pleased to have recruited such a high calibre renal physician to such a busy service.”

Additionally, Dr Ahmed joins after having spent three years in the island jurisdiction of Gibraltar. During her career she focused on integrated child health services and general paediatrics.

“I very much enjoyed the challenge of providing a bespoke service to a unique population with limited resources and had to learn to think creatively to coordinate the care of children, bridging the two healthcare systems of the UK and Spain,” she said.

“I am always motivated by the desire to deliver the highest standards of care for my patients.”

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