Who have we worked with to address issues arising from this case?

Who have we worked with to address issues arising from this case?

Once we became aware of this case, we immediately contacted the police and other organisations responsible for healthcare services across all four countries of the UK. This included NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, and government officials in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We also contacted Zholia Alemi’s former employers.

Across the system, work has been carried out to establish the precise details of Zholia Alemi’s employment history, and whether there were any local complaints about the care she provided. This was to make sure local arrangements were in place to respond to concerns from patients or their families.

To give reassurance to patients, employers and the profession, we have also checked the primary medical qualifications of the 3,117 doctors who joined the medical register using the same Commonwealth route as Zholia Alemi, and who are still licensed to practise in the UK.

This review is complete and the primary qualifications of all of these doctors are genuine. None of these doctors used fraudulent documents to gain registration.

We are now considering whether any further checks of any other groups of doctors may be required.