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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
  • Case study

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

Acid burn

...Max leaves the surgery and attends A&E where the attending physician confirms that the lesion appears to be a chemical burn...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

Gut pain

...The patient expressed worry that he might have gallstones but Dr K diagnosed dyspepsia without an examination to determine the nature of the epigastric pain...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

Parental neglect

...Police are now considering charging the girl’s parents with child abuse and have requested a statement from the dentist...

  • 28 September 2018
  • Case study

Rapid decline

... A form was drawn up mistakenly stopping all bumetanide scripts...

  • 26 September 2018
  • Case study

Problem pregnancy

...An ultrasound would have revealed an empty uterus and a suboptimal rise in serum beta HCG levels, leading to a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study

Teeth overprepared

...The dentist noted that a large amount of tooth tissue had been removed in the preparation of UR2 – more akin to crown provision...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study

Hockey twist

...The surgeon expresses “surprise” that the diagnosis was missed in A&E and that there was no onward referral to an on-call orthopaedic specialist...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Check the register

...a letter from the GDC arrives at the practice concerning the employment of an unregistered nurse. It alleges that this action has put patients at unnecessary risk...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study