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Hospital doctor who took £41 000 in salary payments after contract ended loses appeal against erasure

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 04 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1146
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A hospital doctor’s claim that he thought an NHS trust was giving him a gift or a loan when it kept paying his salary for more than two years after he left the job was “completely absurd,” a High Court judge has concluded.1

Mr Justice Julian Knowles dismissed an appeal by Haydar Al Nageim against a medical practitioners tribunal decision last December to strike him off the UK medical register.

Al Nageim was wrongly paid salary totalling £41 266.16 (€47 526; $57 154) net for 27 months after the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust decided in February 2013 not to renew his six …

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