Dr Brian Crickitt – Criminal conviction – Registration cancelled

26 Sep 2019

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Brian Crickitt, a former general practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal ("the Tribunal").

The complaint involved allegations that Dr Crickitt was convicted of murdering his former spouse and that he:

  • improperly obtained a supply of insulin on 31 December 2009.
  • administered a quantity of insulin by way of injection to the deceased to deliberately cause her death on 31 December 2009.
  • inappropriately acted as his former spouse’s treating general practitioner between 1988 and 2009.

On 11 September 2019 the Tribunal published its judgment. The Tribunal considered it was unnecessary to consider the entirety of the complaint before it and on the basis of the conviction and the treatment of his former spouse between 1988 and 2009. The Tribunal imposed the following orders:

  • The practitioner’s registration is cancelled.
  • The practitioner cannot apply for registration for a 20 year period or upon his conviction being overturned;
  • The practitioner is prohibited from providing all health services as defined in s4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (NSW) unless and until he is registered as a health practitioner. 


Further Information

The decision is available at NSW Caselaw

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.