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Doctor who claimed sick leave while working as sports commentator is struck off

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6455
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A foundation year 1 doctor who took repeated sick leave from his first NHS job has been struck off after his employers discovered he was actually travelling abroad to commentate on international show jumping events.

Ed Holloway aroused concerns early on in his employment in the urology department of Scunthorpe General Hospital for often taking short episodes of sick leave that usually clustered around weekends. In September 2012, less than two months after taking up the …

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