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