Woman banned from every UK hospital after posing as physician

A 30-year-old British mother of four who twice impersonated a physician was banned from every hospital in the U.K. — showing an interesting contrast in how physician imposters are dealt with abroad compared to the U.S. 

Sarah Caine pleaded guilty last month on two counts of impersonating a physician at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, England, and another for theft of medical equipment. She paid a 440-pound fine for the charges and court costs, according to a report from The Telegraph

Ms. Caine posed as a physician once on January 14 and again on January 16 for seven hours, under the guise she was doing physician training. It wasn't until a physician approached her — she told the physician she was a student nurse who had lost the person she had been shadowing — that the police were called and she was arrested, according to the report.

Officers found a full medical kit when they searched her home. All items have been recovered, according to the report. 

 

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