TA ‘fraud’ medic suspended

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A Royal Hallamshire Hospital operating theatre sister accused of expenses fraud during her spare time work for the Territorial Army is now suspended from the NHS.

Angela Knock, aged 49, of Chapeltown, is accused of fraud and forgery while she was a Lieutenant Colonel for the TA’s 212 Field Hospital, based at Endcliffe Hall.

She has entered a ‘not guilty’ plea and is due to stand trial at Catterick Military Court next month.

Charges relate to £8,000 of expenses claims for gardening services at her home between 2009 and 2011.

Knock, a widowed mother of three grown-up sons, served two tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan.

Her most recent service was as operating theatre boss at Camp Bastion hospital in 2011.

She ran the operating theatre at the facility, widely acknowledged as the best in the world, where up to 16 people a day needed surgery.

If found guilty, Knock could be jailed, have a dishonourable discharge from the TA, and face action by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.