Money Trail

We recently exposed that Dr David Bulpitt has been tasked to review all the victims of an ongoing criminal inquiry:

It was agreed that DBu would review all of the names that are on the Op Hay list to see if they had been given an illegal/incorrect award as a result of being seen by the individual who is currently subject of an investigation.Avon & Somerset OH Review meeting 23rd October 2015 Minutes

We also know that Dr Philip Johnson has been named as ‘working’ on Operation Hay.


It is safe to assume from this email that Bulpitt further instructed Johnson to do the work.  So how much money has the SMP, Dr Philip Johnson been paid?

We’ve looked at the figures published on the Avon and Somerset PCC Openness Spend-over-£500

This only goes up to August 2016.  But we can calculate the missing monetary amount with the answer from this FOI request:

Since 1st December 2015, how much has Avon and Somerset Constabulary paid
to selected medical practitioners contracted to conduct reviews on injured
on duty retired police officers? Please give the exact figure to today’s date with the number of days/hours  worked.

The expenditure for selected medical practitioner is currently recorded as  £74,220. The number of days is recorded as 46 days.

From Dec/15 to Aug/16, the PCC shows a total expenditure to Dr Johnson (he invoices his work through his limited company of Sarum Occupational Health) as £54,600.

So this means Sep/16 and Oct/16 saw an expenditure of £74,220 – £54,600 = £19,650.

We’ve combined both months into one column in this chart that shows, by month, all the money that Dr Johnson has received from Avon & Somerset police.


For almost two years Dr Johnson, whilst conducting the pilot review program, did not invoice anymore than £7200 with a monthly invoice average of £5,193.

Then suddenly, once seven months had elapsed from the action log of the 23rd October 2015 OH review meeting – perhaps the same time it takes to review all the medical files of several hundred people – Dr Johnson bills the force £10,800, £17,820 and then over the two months of September and October 2016, £19,650.

Since August 2014, this is a total of £120,887.

£48,180, which is 40% of this total, was billed between June 2016 and October 2016.



Money Trail

8 thoughts on “Money Trail

  • 2016-11-27 at 12:24 am

    This Force is falling apart. The responsibility for these actions rest ultimately with the Chief and the PCC. What a rotten lot they are.

  • 2016-11-26 at 10:09 am

    I think the whole rotten saga is now at the stage where due to the amount of evidence we have to prove the corruption involved that anyone who is currently engaged in a review or anyone who is called in for review should now either withdraw consent to continue. or refuse to become engaged in the process. Let a judge decide whether or not their process is in accordance with the law and how they have conducted themselves thus far. I never thought that my old force would stoop to such a depth, or sacrifice so much on the altar of money.

  • 2016-11-26 at 9:30 am

    Never in the field of quackery has so much been paid by so many ratepayers for so few results.

  • 2016-11-26 at 9:29 am

    And when these corrupt doctors are finally allowed to resign/retire/seek new opportunities or however a new Chief Constable prefers to dress up what will be a sacking, will we see hidden away in the accounts a couple of large ex gratia payments to them?

    Accompanied of course by a conditional severance agreement so they don’t spill the beans on the other corrupt officials who are currently running this rotton to the core force.

  • 2016-11-26 at 8:18 am

    Sadly this vile little man is not alone in power crazed financialy driven agenda. How on earth can he and the plod from the West justify what they are doing to victims of sexual abuse. Its up there with the worst of them, they have lost the plot completely. They should try a little soul searching and start being honest to victims, themselves and the public. If not the prison service run some very good reflective practice programs to look at offending behaviour and its impact on victims.

  • 2016-11-25 at 11:58 pm

    How much more is going to come out regarding the criminal activities of this force? They have become the laughing stock….at the sad expense of their IODs.
    Dr Bulpitt should be ashamed of how he is treating his vulnerable and disabled officers. To be honest, I can’t believe he is a doctor. I guess if he was any kind of good doctor, he would be doing proper ‘doctor’ work and doing good, instead of being vitriolic towards his injured officers.
    As for this force paying another doctor so much money, how can they justify using the public money in this way? Surely someone has to hold them to account?

  • 2016-11-25 at 8:38 pm

    Ipartial, independent, honesty, integrity etc etc. to now to go through Injured officers files who happened to be seen by the medical officer in question is beyond reproach.
    Maybe it’s another way of ‘knocking down’ the Injured Police officers’

    There seems nothing independent about this Operation Hay, it’s no about justice, it’s about money.

  • 2016-11-25 at 1:17 pm

    This is outrageously wrong on so many levels. Who does Bulpitt think he is, sticking his grubby fingers into an ongoing criminal investigation which is being carried out by another force precisely because it is supposed to be independent? The suggestion that any awards may have been “illegal/incorrect” is a complete red herring. Quite apart from any DPA issues, does he not realise that even if he disagrees with any previous decisions taken regarding IOD awards he cannot change anything as that would amount to revisiting the original decision which in itself would be unlawful. So yet again he has shown a complete disregard for law and procedure and in the process has wasted thousands of pounds of the Force budget clutching at any straw which he thinks will assist him in his agenda of reducing IOD pensions. What I would like to know is who authorises all this expenditure and how long will it be until they are held to account?

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