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GP who was secretly filmed taking pills from stock cupboard is suspended for a year

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 21 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2276
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A locum GP who was filmed by a hidden camera removing pills from the medication stock cupboard of an out-of-hours service has been suspended from the UK medical register for 12 months.

Sandra Jackson told a colleague that she was “going to get some Clexane” (enoxaparin sodium) but instead removed a box of codeine from the cupboard at the BrisDoc out-of-hours unit at Cossham Hospital in Bristol in September 2015.

After advice from the police, a hidden camera had been installed after drug audits had identified shortfalls of the sleeping pill zopiclone. Some of these shortfalls had occurred when Jackson was not working there.

On two days, a …

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