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Disclosure demanded

...details are required in regard to an NMC investigation into allegations of ill-treatment of a patient registered with the practice while in a local nursing home...

  • 28 July 2017
  • Case study

Inappropriate tweets

...A colleague at the hospital where Dr T works sent the regulator photocopied examples of some of her tweets, posted under an anonymous handle and including various disparaging ‘jokes’ in regard to patients...

  • 29 June 2017
  • Case study

Unwanted chemistry

...the patient says that he had detected some “chemistry” between them during the examination and he has seen her again waiting at a bus stop but was too nervous to make an approach...

  • 25 May 2017
  • Case study

Sealed envelope

...Later that day Mrs J opens the envelope to read the referral letter and discovers the child protection disclosure naming her sister-in-law as the source...

  • 26 April 2017
  • Case study

Worrying lump

...Dr J undertakes an examination and finds a "2 cm non-tender subcut lump under right axilla". She prescribes antibiotics and asks the patient to return for review...

  • 31 March 2017
  • Case study

Transgender records

...The practice is advised to explain that the patient may not be contacted for current or future screening programmes associated with the sex at birth and explain the implications of this...

  • 27 February 2017
  • Case study

Recurrent cancer

...The patient confirms that he has noticed a dip in energy and also that he has dropped a few pounds in weight. He is also still finding blood in his stools...

  • 31 January 2017
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Surgical infection

...Mr K later re-attends the district nurse and she phones Dr R to report that the knee is now hot and swollen and the sutures have burst in two places – but the patient is weight-bearing...

  • 23 December 2016
  • Case study

No prophylactic antibiotics

...Mr D claims that the dentist's failure to prescribe an antibiotic after his extraction led to "serious complications" resulting in his prolonged recovery and loss of earnings...

  • 28 November 2016
  • Case study

Pressure to prescribe

...Even though she is not his patient Dr G agrees to write a prescription on his practice (NHS) pad for a short course of treatment...

  • 28 October 2016
  • Case study