Practice nurse banned after hacking into GPs' computers

She printed prescriptions for tramadol and other opioids for herself and a relative

A practice nurse who hacked into GPs’ computers and forged opioid prescriptions for herself and a relative, has been banned from practising for at least two years. 

The nurse was accused of logging into medical software with the usernames and passwords of two GPs at her practice in regional NSW on more than 30 occasions over a five-month period in 2018.

According to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, she used the computers to create entries for fake consultations and print prescriptions for S4 and S8 drugs, including tramadol, oxycodone, pregabalin and diazepam.

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