Recruitment consultant admits changing doctors’ CVs and defrauding the NHS

A recruitment consultant has admitted changing CVs of eight foreign doctors to try and secure them UK jobs and defrauding the NHS of more than £37k, according to the BBC.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

A recruitment consultant has admitted changing CVs of eight foreign doctors to try and secure them UK jobs and defrauding the NHS of more than £37k, according to the BBC.

Ross Etherson admitted 21 counts of making or supplying articles for use in fraud in the Isleworth Crown Court this week. Etherson worked for Midas Medical Recruitment, also known as Midas Medical Locums, from May 2009 until April 2010, when he was arrested.

He was due to be sentenced today.

The doctors were given locum jobs with United Lincolnshire and Western Sussex NHS trusts.

The court heard Etherson defrauded the NHS out of £37,186, the costs paid by the trusts to hire the doctors, and was encouraged by a culture of deceit at his workplace.

He operated under the pseudonym Jonathan King, as was common practice at the company, the court heard.

Recruiter’s attempts to contact Midas were unsuccessful.

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