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From when should my seniority begin?

I am a doctor qualified in India in 1980. I began working as a qualified doctor in January 1981 mostly in under privileged areas in India. I started working in the UK in August 1992 as an SHO In Orthopaedics in Alderhey hospital. I started as Limited registration as per the norm even though I am a fully qualified post graduate doctor from India. I have had full registration since 1995 and am working as a GP at present. I have applied for seniority and am told by PCT that I will get a seniority from 1995, not from 1981 or even 1992 when I joined the NHS. I understand there is a special clause in the seniority calculation taking into account your overall service even if it is outside EU, provided it has been done in an under privileged area. I am looking for your advice as to when should I be getting my seniority from -1981 or 1992 or 1995?

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, partner at Lockharts Solicitors Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, partner at Lockharts Solicitors

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