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Assault allegation

...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...

  • 29 May 2019
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Visual loss

Medical case study

  • 29 April 2019
  • Case study


...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

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
  • 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

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

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
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Rapid decline

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

  • 26 September 2018
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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