Risk Bites - episode 1

MDDUS has created a series of podcasts encompassing a range of common risk topics in general practice.

Click on the audio player below to listen to episode one of our Risk Bites podcasts hosted by Jamie Smith, Creative Director at Enterprise Screen, focusing on a fictitious 51-year-old patient, Mrs Roberts, who is diagnosed with breast cancer by her GP.

Our MDDUS advisers consider the scenario in two very different practice settings. Mrs Roberts presents with the same complaints across a very similar timeline in the Grey practice and in the Rose practice. In both practices Mrs Roberts' case has the same clinical outcome but, as we discover across the series, each find themselves in very different positions when they must respond to the patient’s diagnosis as it progresses from an adverse incident, to an NHS complaint, a claim of negligence and lastly a referral to the General Medical Council.

Read the medical records for Mrs Roberts' treatment at the Grey practice and at the Rose practice.

Episode 1

In episode 1, Dr Gail Gilmartin, medical and risk adviser, and Liz Price, senior risk adviser from MDDUS, discuss the fictional case of Mrs Roberts. We look at how two practices respond differently to her presentation, and examine the differences in each practice in relation to clinical practice and record keeping. Although in both scenarios the patient ends up with the same diagnosis, these differences will impact on her continuing health and how well each practice is placed to respond when medico-legal actions arise.