Smoking cessation officer is jailed in NHS fraud case

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 27 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1441
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    A London primary care trust has admitted that its systems were “seriously flawed” in allowing a smoking cessation counsellor, who was paid by the number of people he helped to quit, to falsify his number of successes

    Harry Singer, a former community adviser for the NHS’s smoking cessation service, was found guilty on 20 August of stealing £90 000 (€113 000; $165 000) from the NHS. He was convicted of 18 specimen charges of false accounting and sentenced to 18 months in prison by Blackfriars Crown Court.

    Mr Singer was employed by Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust between …

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