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GEMSTimesLive reports that the Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS) has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled ‘Dr Joe’.  

The service was intended for members who wanted to discuss health concerns with a doctor.  In September, The Times ran an article quoting former employees of Martina Nicholson Associates, who claimed that, with the help of Google, they answered questions sent to Dr Joe without obtaining a doctor's advice.  The column is no longer available on the GEMS website.  This week GEMS said it was investigating the veracity of the claims.

  • Read this report by Katharine Child in full at TimesLive

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