Kate McCann returns to work as a doctor 14 years after Madeleine's disappearance

Kate McCann left her job as a GP in 2007 following the tragic disappearance of her daughter Madeleine

Kate McCann left her job as a GP in 2007 following the tragic disappearance of her daughter Madeleine
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Madeleine McCann's mother has returned to her job as a doctor for the first time in over a decade, a source close to the family has revealed. 

Kate McCann is back working as a medical professional, having left her GP job following the disappearance of her three-year-old daughter in 2007. 

Madeleine 'Maddie' McCann infamously disappeared from an apartment complex during a family vacation in Portugal, sparking a worldwide media frenzy and an ongoing police investigation. 

While her husband, Gerry McCann, returned to his work as a cardiologist in Leicester six months after the tragedy, Kate decided against going back into medical practice and instead channeled her energies into philanthropic projects. 

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Kate McCann and Gerry McCann appeal to the public to help find their missing daughter Maddie 

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Over the last several years, she has served as an Ambassador for the charity Missing People and expanded her medical training to help sufferers of dementia. She has also been busy raising Maddie's younger siblings, sixteen-year-old twins Amelie and Sean. 

However, Kate has reportedly now "thrown herself" back into her former job, joining Gerry on the frontlines at an NHS hospital in Leicester. 

"Kate’s back working as a doctor. She’s helping out at her local hospitals now and not doing any surgery work," a source close to the family told the Sun.

"She has thrown herself back into a full-time job to assist others in need. There’s such a demand for qualified medics during these unprecedented times." 

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The unidentified person also said that they rarely see the McCann family anymore because of their hectic lives. 

"Kate’s enjoying doing her little bit to help but we hardly ever see her and Gerry now. They are both so busy," they added. 

The perpetrator behind Madeleine McCann's disappearance remains a mystery to this day, much to the heartbreak of her loved ones. The latest suspect in the case is German prisoner Christian Brueckner, who has already been convicted of child molestation and rape. German and British authorities are currently collaborating to gather the evidence needed to charge Brueckner, who has been linked to a number of sexual assaults in the Algarve area, with the murder of Madeleine. 

Emma Dooney
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