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Should I report a patient I suspect of benefits fraud?

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One of the problems, it seems to me, is that with all of these issues there's a risk - particularly if something bad happens (no matter how unpredictable) - the GP who [did not] act will be blamed; and that they will be investigated, hauled over the coals, NCAS and the GMC will do a fishing expedition to try to find something to blame them for, and they'll be lucky to escape with their life and sanity, let alone their career. Regardless of how carefully they thing about what they might do. (See e.g. [1] below.) 1. Dyer C. GP should have seen child who was being starved within 48 hours of contact, says tribunal, 2015 (http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h3255).

Posted date

16 Jun 2015

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3:57pm

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