Lapses In NHS Checks Exposed

Saturday, 11th July 2015 at 8:23pm

According to the The Telegraph, a “fake doctor” was able to treat more than 3,000 patients thanks to “extraordinary” lapses in checks on locum medics working in the NHS, an investigation reveals.

When the man from the former Soviet republic of Georgia was struck off by the General Medical Council (GMC), he stole the identity of a real medic, and obtained work at another NHS trust.

Dr Sarah Wollaston, chairman of the Commons Health Select committee expressed alarm about the failings highlighted.

She said: “This worrying case highlights the need for effective checks on the qualifications and training of those who seek to work as health professionals in the NHS.”

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