Doctor told to repay £98 000 to NHS after working as locum while on paid sick leave

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 09 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3172
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A doctor who defrauded the NHS of nearly £100 000 by working as a locum in England while on paid sick leave from his regular job in Wales may be jailed if he fails to pay the money back.

Prosecutors have asked Cardiff Crown Court to order Anthony Madu to refund earnings of £98 000 (€134 000; $150 000) under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which allows the authorities to claw back money made through criminal activities.

Prosecutor …

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