GP covered out of hours service in London from home in Norfolk

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e713
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A doctor who earned more than £200 000 (€240 000; $314 000) a year running an out of hours GP service in southwest London while also in full time practice as a GP failed to visit patients when he was on a weekend rota because he was at his second home 225 km away in Norfolk.

Ravi Sondhi also took an unauthorised £100 000 from the out of hours service, Croydoc, for his own purposes and organised overnight rotas so that he and the other doctors who did them got a full night’s pay for working only one third of the rota each night. Unknown to the primary care trusts’ contract managers who used the service, there was …

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