Consultant Falsified Doctors’ CVsThursday, 26th February 2015 at 3:40pm
BBC News reports that a recruitment consultant who changed eight doctors’ CVs to secure them jobs has been given a suspended sentence.
Ross Etherson admitted 21 counts of making or supplying articles for use in fraud.
Giving him a two-year sentence, suspended for a year, the judge said it was “purely down to luck” the health of patients had not been impacted.
The scam was discovered when a clinical services manager at Lincoln County Hospital and Grantham District Hospital reported concerns about some locum doctors’ CVs and references to the NHS Counter-Fraud Service.
While some managers carried out proper checks before appointing doctors, others employed medics with false CVs and references from “imaginary consultants”, the judge said.
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