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Tax evading retired surgeon is struck off for “prolonged dishonesty”

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6094
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A former NHS consultant surgeon who made £1.4m writing expert reports for court cases has been struck off the medical register after admitting to evading nearly £459 000 in taxes.

Francis D’Arcy, 73, was semiretired as an NHS consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon in Belfast when he began writing reports for police employees and soldiers who were bringing deafness claims against the UK government. He reported on hundreds of cases from 2008 to 2012, receiving an average of £250 a case, but he did not declare this income.

Last April he …

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