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GP who falsified prescriptions to treat his depression is suspended for 12 months

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5653 (Published 05 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5653
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP who created false prescriptions in the name of his real patients to treat himself for depression at NHS expense has been suspended from the UK medical register for 12 months.

Graeme Little, 41, created 439 prescriptions in the names of three of his patients who had diabetes, a condition which entitled them to free prescriptions. His fraudulent prescribing came to light after a pharmacist telephoned one of the patients to say his prescription was ready. The patient replied that he had never used that pharmacy.

Little, a partner in a Teesside practice, was arrested in August 2016 and this March pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to …

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