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GP describes life in Iraqi field hospital

Dr Roger North has described how the ground shook as he was treating coalition forces in Iraq because of the shelling of Iraqi positions in Basra.

Dr North was part of 34 field hospital which was based near the southern Iraqi city and is one of the first GPs to return to the UK after the conflict.

He said treating people in tents in the heat and sandstorms of the desert with helicopters constantly flying overhead was a world away from his practice in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.

'The ground would shake when the guns went off. You feel very apprehensive for a moment, but you have to get on with it.'

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