A court heard how a married fertility consultant wrote fake prescriptions to get packs of free Viagra to boost his performance in bed while having an affair.

Consultant gynaecologist Dr Harsit Tejura, 51, used false names and addresses to pick up 30 free packs of the NHS pills during his extra-marital affair.

The married father of three could have bought Viagra legally over the counter but “not in the same volume”. Instead he used false names to write prescriptions, which are free in Wales.

Flags were raised when a manager became suspicious of his frequent visits to the same pharmacy store, and confronted him.

Police raided his office where they discovered he was stealing controlled drugs from his clinic, the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales at Llantrisant, where his wife Dr Amanda O’Leary works.

NHS fraud specialists found Tejura, used fake prescriptions at a pharmacy.

Tejura admitted one charge of fraud by dishonestly making a false representation, and two of theft from his own clinic between January 2017 and June 2019.

Tejura, of Old St Mellons, Cardiff, was handed a £1,000 fine plus a community order with a rehab requirement. He was also given a community order with a 25-day rehabilitation requirement.

Judge Richard Williams said he had “changed his mind” about sending the consultant to prison because he had not gained commercially from his crimes.

“The harm is minimal – but you have damaged the high degree of trust placed in doctors,” he told Tejura.

Tejura has quit the clinic and the General Medical Council is to rule on his future as a doctor.

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