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Dutch man defrauds 5 GPs

3rd August 2009

A Dutch patient registered with five different GP surgeries under different names in order to receive opiate patches, diazepam and codeine.

The case was brought to court after two nurses in Hull realised that the man was registered at both their surgeries. Andrew Wilson, prosecuting, told the court: "This is a rare case which has exposed the fact that no formal identification is required to register at a doctor's. That is a loophole that the NHS is making efforts to close. In total he claimed £4,332 worth of drugs."

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