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Edinburgh doctor accused of £300,000 NHS fraud

A CITY GP is being probed over allegations that he defrauded the NHS out of almost £300,000.

Dr Nigel Ostrowski, who worked for decades at Bangholm Loan Medical Centre, has been hit with an interim suspension by the General Medical Council (GMC) over claims that he falsified records to dishonestly claim a bonanza worth more than a quarter of a million pounds from the health service.


Rise in Scots doctor misconduct allegation cases

MORE THAN two doctors a week were investigated over “serious” allegations about their conduct in Scotland last year, figures reveal.

The General Medical Council (GMC) looked into 126 claims of misconduct which threatened a doctors’s fitness to practice in 2012 - up from 120 the previous year.


Aberdeen surgeon ‘lied that he had removed tumour’

A CANCER surgeon lied to a patient that he had successfully removed her brain tumour, a hearing was told yesterday.


Surgeon with murky past accused of lying for job

A DUTCH surgeon accused of lying to cover up his murky medical past to secure jobs in Scotland told a hearing yesterday that he does not want to work ever again.


Leaders: ‘Boarding’ patients unpopular & unhealthy

Concern has been growing for months over the practice of hospital “boarding” – moving patients between wards and parking them in wards that are not appropriate for their condition.


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