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BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 03 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1161

Recruitment agent is sentenced for faking locum doctors’ experience: Ross Etherson, 34, has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for 12 months, for enhancing the CVs of doctors without their knowledge while working at the London recruitment firm Midas Medical Recruitment. Seven locum doctors (mostly applying for senior house officer posts) were employed in Lincoln and Sussex hospitals on the basis of Etherson’s misleading documents. There was no evidence that patients suffered clinically as a result of the fraud, and hospitals released the doctors from their contracts where necessary.

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