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Difficult cannulation

...Mr G states that he is “astonished” that an experienced doctor should make five attempts at inserting a cannula...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

NHS treatment costs

...Mr R has been contacted by NHS Counter Fraud Services, alleging that he was not entitled to an exemption for the cost of his RCT, and he claims that the regulations were not properly explained to him by the practice...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

Treatment abroad

...The patient asks his UK dentist – Dr U – to re-cement the bridge permanently without further endodontic treatment...

  • 30 July 2021
  • Case study

Consent not implied

...Dr P, aware that Mrs K is “exhausted and traumatised” by the birth, decides it would be unreasonable to disturb her in the middle of night...

  • 30 July 2021
  • Case study

Missed melanoma

...Mrs U is informed there are no free slots at the next minor surgery clinic and is advised to call in a week , as the practice does not operate a waiting list system...

  • 30 June 2021
  • Case study

Mercury fears

...Mr K says he has been generally unwell since the filling was placed and is convinced that this is caused by ingesting mercury from the amalgam filling...

  • 30 June 2021
  • Case study

RTA disclosure

...Ms G states that some information contained in her full medical file was used against her by the insurance company, who went on to raise a counter-claim...

  • 28 May 2021
  • Case study

Consent to treat

...Dr L is concerned that Mrs P does not appear to have capacity to give informed consent for the necessary treatment...

  • 28 May 2021
  • Case study

Nerve injury

...Mr J returns to Dr N over a week later complaining of numbness in his lip and tongue...

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Colleague intervention

...Dr P is accused of being abusive, insulting, ill-tempered and unprofessional. Dr B is specifically criticised for failing to intervene...

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

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