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There’s a new face on the corridors of Holby City Hospital, surgeon Sahira Shah. The keen-to-please new doctor arrives just at the wrong time for Jac Naylor, who is desperate to prove her worth for boss Henrik Hanssen. When it becomes clear that Sahira has a personal friendship with Hanssen, Jac realises that staying as top dog in the wake of Connie Beauchamp’s departure is not going to be easy.

Despite Sahira putting Jac’s nose out of joint, she’s not on the wards to make enemies and arrives hoping to prove her salt as a competent surgeon. But the pressures of juggling motherhood and a medical career are lurking in the background. Can Sahira really have it all?

Elsewhere, Chrissie debates whether or not to apply for the Nurse Consultancy training. Ric challenges Hanssen over access to expensive cancer drugs.