GP fails to bluff board over opiate use

Dr Daniel Van Dijk wrote scripts for the Schedule 8 drug on 77 occasions between June 2007 and November 2010 in his partner’s name, backed by fake consultation notes.

He was indignant when called by the board to answer a nurse’s complaint about his prescribing.

“The nurse will not be working with me again,” he responded in an email in 2011. “The practice owner, practice manager and head secretaries are all embarrassed that