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NHS angels with their fingers in the till

NHS staff steal £80m every year - Scotsman.com News
DISHONEST NHS staff – including doctors and nurses – are defrauding the service of up to £80m a year in Scotland and have been threatened with court action unless the pilfering stops

Mustn't upset the staff by actually prosecuting them unless they have been really, really bad as they are all angels

Dr Kevin Cormack, Scottish spokesman for junior doctors' lobby group Remedy UK, said: "If anyone is letting the people down when it comes to public services, it's politicians rather than health workers. All the NHS staff I have ever encountered are honest and altruistic
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Bridget Hunter, of health union Unison in Scotland, said: "We don't condone fraud, but we are very concerned at the emphasis in all of this. It's like they're telling staff: 'We don't trust you.' The Government risks giving a very wrong impression of NHS staff who all work to the highest professional standards under very challenging conditions."

And in the rare cases they aren't they seem to get off lightly.

Last year a Fife nurse was sentenced to 135 hours' community service for claiming £3,000 sick pay while working shifts for an agency.

£22 an hour seems a decent wage to me....

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Last year a Fife nurse was sentenced to 135 hours' community service for claiming £3,000 sick pay while working shifts for an agency.

Well, as she was presumably a sweaty sock, im not suprised! However, there are good and bad people in every profession.

I agree with this sweaty:

"If anyone is letting the people down when it comes to public services, it's politicians rather than health workers. All the NHS staff I have ever encountered are honest and altruistic.

I used to do agency nursing and phlebotomy so I can tell you this bloke hit the nail on the head. Most nurses are decent!

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