Tayside doctor suspended for claiming sick pay while working in private clinics
By Joe Hutchison
May 6, 2021, 5:00 pmUpdated: May 6, 2021, 6:55 pm
An NHS Tayside doctor who admitted to pulling sickies to work in private clinics has been suspended.
Dr Simon Thomas, a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at NHS Tayside, admitted to undertaking clinics at two BMI private hospitals while working for the NHS, where he could earn between £82,000 and £110,000 a year.
He had also been placed under practicing restrictions by NHS Tayside after a local adverse event review however he still continued to perform surgeries.
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