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Post  Hinch on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:08 pm



Thirumurugan Sundaresan, 40, committed fraud that enabled his practice in East Street, Rochdale, to access bonus payments worth up to £62,000 by pretending he had treated patients he had not actually seen.

He was caught after NHS fraud investigators discovered that he was responsible for more than 7,600 fraudulent amendments to patients’ computer records at his practice in East Street, Rochdale, in just four days.

In total Sunderesan manipulated the health records of 1,700 patients. A couple of his patients were dead and one was in the nick when he claimed to be treating 'em!.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/doctor-thirumurugan-sundaresan-cheated-nhs-6842794

Married father-of-two Sundaresan 'walked away' from Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with a nine month prison sentence suspended for 18 months. He was ordered to pay £50,000 costs.

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Post  cyfrifia on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:44 pm



Something lost in translation there, he misunderstood the meaning of 'Hypocritical Oaf'.



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Post  keithatrochdale on Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:26 pm



Why on earth was he not ordered to pay back the money he stole from us:?


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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:11 pm



He pretended to treat patients who were already DEAD, but Dr Thiru Murugan Sundaresan is still licenced to practice as a doctor  Mad .  pale  

He falsified records to make it appear that some patients had been sent for smear tests, when they had not.     He claimed others had received flu jabs or had been sent for digital retinal screening - a scan that can help save the sight of patients with diabetes – when they had not. Don’t these few examples scream ' patients at risk ' ?       The NHS anti-fraud specialist was reported as saying, ‘We always push for the strongest possible sanction for offenders.’    What’s that all about then!  

Media reports Sundaresan, who was carrying out private work including circumcisions, claimed he was ‘overwhelmed’ by work at the practice   Rolling Eyes .   Yes, well …  it reads like mammon at the fore  
Hopefully it's only a name co-incidence that a Dr Sundaresan acquired a reputation in the past for circumcising babies under 6 months old as an authorised provider for  the  Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

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Post  Old Regulator on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:13 am



So on the face of it, this pillar of the ethnic community has not only put peoples health and eyesight (very dear to me) in danger, defrauded the hard pressed NHS, but has also mutilated six month old baby boys?  And he is still allowed to practice?

Let’s hope at least the proceeds of crime squad get some of the dosh back, but what about the poor sods who have suffered illness or death because of his ineptness?



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Post  Hinch on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:10 pm



Robbing the NHS blind eh OR? (Ouch!)

Apart from the unsuitability of Dr Scrote, there are some worrying signs here about the way in which GP practices have been encouraged to develop with bags of opportunities for income generation; mostly perfectly legal.

It is getting like dentistry where you get paid per treatment rather than per patient; a nice little incentive for the corrupt.

Nowadays, practice meetings are as likely to include new ways of generating practice income as they are of discussing better patient care. The newly qualified GP who wants to advance his income potential could do worse than studying for an MBA and quite a few do.

There are loads of sharp suited leeches just dying to support practices and give advice in combining modern healthcare with sound business planning.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:52 pm

Old Regulator wrote:
So on the face of it, this pillar of the ethnic community has not only put peoples health and eyesight (very dear to me) in danger, defrauded the hard pressed NHS, but has also mutilated six month old baby boys?  And he is still allowed to practice?

Let’s hope at least the proceeds of crime squad get some of the dosh back, but what about the poor sods who have suffered illness or death because of his ineptness? .  

OR: - I don't think we'll ever know the answer to your question and the subject of patients' degenerative illnesses.

I'm reliably informed by residents local to that neighbourhood that Sundaresan has at least been suspended from practicing at the East Street Surgery, Rochdale, - don't know about his private work or elsewhere - and has now been referred to the General Medical Council.    


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Post  Atlas on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:00 am





General Medical Council!!! I bet he's quaking in his boots. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post  cyfrifia on Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:16 pm

There has been a trend of recent decades for professionals, doctors, teachers, etc to do a lot of financial and administrative work, form filling, box ticking and computer wrangling. This leads to all sorts of problems, doctors should only be expected to diagnose and treat people, teachers to teach etc. If a lot of 'paperwork' needs doing, that should be handled by suitably qualified administrators (secretaries), that would give more people a job.

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Post  Hinch on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:10 am



Small potatoes compared to this NHS dentist who defrauded the organisation of 1.4 million for treatments never carried out. Still, at least she got a reasonable spell in the slammer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-19845764


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Post  cyfrifia on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:44 am

From that BBC news link "After Joyce Trail was arrested for the £1.4m fraud in 2009, the NHS continued to pay her practice a further £1m until she was finally convicted in July 2012."

How much of the billions defrauded from the NHS is recovered? If it's not a lot, then the NHS is funding criminality on quite a large scale.

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