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Private vs NHS treatment

...What is most important in a mixed practice is to make it clear to each individual patient whether they are being seen on the NHS or privately....

  • 28 March 2019
  • Case study

Breathlessness

...The receptionist phones Mr P to let him know that the prescription will be sent to his local chemist for collection. That next morning a neighbour checks on Mr P and finds him dead...

  • 27 March 2019
  • Case study

Fit to work

...The GP expressed his reluctance to "tick the box" advising that Mr B is not fit for work, given the patient’s other activities...

  • 25 February 2019
  • Case study

Enamel loss

...It is alleged the dentist failed to provide preventative treatment for the patient’s enamel hypoplasia, including the application of fluoride varnish...

  • 25 February 2019
  • Case study

Failure to communicate

...The patient claims that her symptoms clearly indicated an acute neurological deficit and she felt that Dr G was hinting that she was somehow “faking it”...

  • 30 January 2019
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Amalgam concerns

...Mr T insists that he has always looked after his teeth, brushing twice a day, and he believes the pain is clearly associated with mercury “leeching into his gums”...

  • 30 January 2019
  • Case study

An angry ending

...Mr B apologises for losing his temper but Dr T is not satisfied and decides to remove him from the practice patient list...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

Slow perio

...BPE scores should have been recorded at every patient review and the expert doubts the accuracy of the first BPE, given the patient’s bleeding gums and subsequent scores...

  • 17 December 2018
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Patient abroad

...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...

  • 26 November 2018
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Honest assessment

...The dentist notices a potential problem with previous root treatment but is unsure whether to tell the patient...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study