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Doctor who fabricated claims she had been raped is suspended for 12 months

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5859 (Published 26 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5859
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A junior doctor who falsely claimed to have been raped twice on hospital grounds has been suspended for 12 months by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Hannah Farnsworth, 26, told the hearing in Manchester that she “embellished” details of two real attacks that occurred while she was a foundation year 1 doctor at Bassetlaw District General Hospital in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

She told colleagues at the hospital that she had been tied up, beaten, and raped by two men on 1 April 2011. The attackers cut her with a …

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