Doctors spoilers: Zara Carmichael clashes with Ruhma Carter again!

Doctors, Ruhma Carter, Tanya Rees, Zara Carmichael
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Zara is not impressed to discover that Ruhma is still helping Tanya on Doctors. So she puts her foot down and BANS Ruhma from a consultation!

Despite repeated warnings, suspended midwife Ruhma Carter (played by Bharti Patel) is still helping troubled new mum, Tanya Rees (Leila Mimmack) on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Ruhma is concerned when Tanya's newborn baby appears to have developed some jaundice. So she takes Tanya to the surgery to get her baby examined.

Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) is not impressed to see Ruhma and Tanya together again.

And when Ruhma keeps interfering in the consultation, Zara snaps and orders Ruhma to leave the room and wait outside!

Doctors, Bear Sylvester, Ayesha Lee

Last week, Ayesha broke-up with Bear and left Letherbridge to start a new job on Doctors

Meanwhile, the Mill is running short-staffed following the departure of long-time nurse, Ayesha Lee.

Business manager, Bear Sylvester (Dex Lee) is having difficulty finding a replacement nurse on such short notice.

However, Zara has an idea how they can quickly replace Ayesha... by announcing the surgery vacancy on colleague Emma Reid's (Dido Miles) radio show!

But how will Zara's partner, Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) react when he discovers what Zara is planning?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Leonard Beauford

Lonely Leonard arrives at the surgery for an appointment on Doctors

Elsewhere, Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) becomes concerned about a lonely old man, Leonard Beauford (played by Paul Moriarty, who was once dodgy dealer George Palmer on EastEnders), who appears to have lost the will to live.

Leonard's son, Anthony (Martin Fisher) is worried his dad has stopped eating and taking his prescribed medication.

Doctors, Jimmi Clay, Leonard Beauford

Jimmi is on the scene after patient Leonard collapses at home on Doctors...

Things take an alarming turn when Leonard suddenly collapses at home...

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.