Radiologist convicted of fraud is suspended for 12 monthsBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3858 (Published 10 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3858
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A consultant radiologist who was convicted of fraud over NHS overtime claims has been suspended for 12 months by a medical practitioners tribunal.
The judge who gave John Coffey a suspended sentence of 15 months’ imprisonment told him at his trial that “there is little doubt that your career as a doctor is likely to be finished.” But a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service opted instead for the maximum period of suspension from the medical register.
Coffey’s conviction at …