GP was 'accidentally entangled' in criminal insurance scam

The GP will be allowed to return to practise despite two convictions on fraud offences

A GP who falsified patients' medical records as part of an insurance scam was inadvertently drawn into the machinations of a criminal syndicate, a tribunal says.

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According to the doctor, back in 2016 he was introduced to an “enabler”  a business development manager for the physiotherapy clinic next to his practice in southwest Sydney.

"He basically requested a meeting, saying: “Look, we have a lot of clients. Some of them don’t have a GP, some of them have a GP but some GPs don’t deal with