Fake NHS Boss Jon Andrewes Jailed For Two Years

What A Fascinating Court Case


Mr John Andrewes was appointed to a senior executive role and after some while, his employer discovered that on his CV he had claimed academic qualifications that in fact, he did not have.

Not only was he dismissed but the employer is claiming repayment of his salary on the basis that it was claimed falsely.

He, of course, claims that he did the job and is therefore entitled to the money.


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“Former social worker Jon Andrewes talked his way into well-paid jobs running St Margaret’s Hospice, in Bishop’s Hull, and two NHS trusts by inventing fake degrees and qualifications.

He ended up as chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, running one of the largest NHS organisations in the South West, which included Treliske Hospital in Truro among its assets”

“Andrewes’s lies were only exposed when he was running the Cornwall trust and staff became suspicious and a check was made on his CV.”

Chard & Ilminster News” July 2018

The fact that both employers are in the medical field may suggest that “Trust me, I’m a doctor”  is part of recruitment policy!! Obviously, no checks were made before the appointment.

The outcome will be very interesting not only for HR professionals but for anybody interested in fairness or fraud!


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