Dentist Fraud Trial

A dentist is facing jail today after being found guilty of the biggest ever fraud in the history of the health service.

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Seven year jail sentence for Handsworth dentist

A dentist from Handsworth has been sentenced to six and a half years in jail for conspiracy to defraud, after conning the NHS out of £1.4 million.

Joyce Trail, 52, who now lives in Sutton Coldfield, was convicted of the fraud in July.

She also faces an extra six months for perverting the course of justice, giver her a total jail sentence of seven years.

Her daughter, Nyri Sterling, 33, worked at the practise and was also found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.

She has been sentenced to two years behind bars for her role in the fraud conspiracy.

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Dentist fraud trial: the latest

A dentist is facing jail today after being found guilty of the biggest ever fraud in the history of the health service.

According to a victim impact statement heard in court, the NHS say the cost of the fraud was equivalent to 73 nurses and 221 hip replacements.

The Defence counsel said of dentist Joyce Trail:

"It is a fact that as a result of this conviction, she has lost everything. She will come out of prison to no house, no career...As far as her career is concerned, she will undoubtedly be prevented from practicing again as a dentist".

Statement: NHS Birmingham and Solihull on dentist guilty verdict

Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been convicted of defrauding the NHS of £1.4 million, in one of the biggest cases of fraud the health service has ever seen.

A spokesperson for NHS Birmingham and Solihull said:

We are pleased with the outcome of the trial. Dr Trail’s NHS contract has been terminated by NHS Birmingham and Solihull and provisional arrangements have been put in place for patients at the practice to continue to receive NHS dentistry within the Handsworth area.

However, we would urge any former patient of Dr Trail who requires an NHS Dental appointment to contact our Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) on 0121 255 0707 or 0121 713 8800 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

– NHS Birmingham and Solihull

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Birmingham dentist found guilty of massive NHS fraud

Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been found guilty of defrauding the NHS
Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been found guilty of defrauding the NHS Credit: ITV Central

Dr Joyce Trail has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the NHS out of £1.4 million, in one of the biggest ever frauds in the history of the health service.

It's after she submitted up to 5,000 bogus patient invoices when working from a dental practice in Birmingham.

Her sister Fiona Trail and daughter Nyri Sterling were also standing trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Nyri Sterling was found guilty for conspiracy to defraud. Fiona Trail was found not guilty.

The dentist and her sister were also found not guilty on charges of perverting the course of justice.

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