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August 15 2019

Fake psychiatrist's patients will have their record reviewed

​In November 2018 we reported how a New Zealand woman was jailed in the UK after she provided fake qualifications. Zholia Alemi worked as a doctor for over twenty years before being jailed for five years for trying to fake the will of one of her patients.

The clinical records of all Zholia Alemi’s patients are now being reviewed by consultant psychiatrists.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “The General Medical Council (GMC) now has processes in place to ensure that this won’t happen again. I also wish to reassure people that the remainder of their care and treatment was delivered by fully qualified doctors.”

Our global qualifications check would have revealed that her qualifications were forged.