Kent

Kent woman charged over 'bogus nurse' probe in Medway

A former healthcare worker has been charged over claims she posed as a nurse and treated hundreds of patients in Kent.

Denise Stewart, 47, of Northfields, Speldhurst, worked at four GP surgeries in Medway from 2006 to 2010.

More than 1,400 people who received vaccinations and cervical smears were contacted by officials last autumn.

She has been charged with obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, fraud by false representation and forgery.

Some women were offered a repeat cervical test and some extra vaccinations were also offered.

However, officials at NHS Kent and Medway said at the time that there was no reason to believe anyone's health had been harmed.

Ms Stewart will appear at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court on 17 April when her case is expected to be committed to crown court.

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