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Pressure to prescribe

...Even though she is not his patient Dr G agrees to write a prescription on his practice (NHS) pad for a short course of treatment...

  • 28 October 2016
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Abdominal lump

...It is also alleged that Dr N failed to flag up the low haemoglobin result which was suggestive of colorectal cancer...

  • 29 September 2016
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Sickly child

...Dr K examines Emma and finds she is afebrile but dehydrated (dry tongue) and lethargic. He also observes that she is wobbly and unsteady on her feet and displays neck stiffness...

  • 29 August 2016
  • Case study

Persistent dyspepsia

...Dr L did note the epigastric discomfort but did not record whether he had asked how long the pain had been present, precipitating factors, any loss of appetite or weight, or eating or swallowing problems...

  • 28 June 2016
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Knowing the limits

...It is concluded that the patient's gastrointestinal bleeding is probably due to diffuse oozing from the GI tract secondary to a combination of a high INR and diclofenac...

  • 30 March 2016
  • Case study

Telltale limp

...Dr N examines the child and notes a possible discrepancy in limb length with shortening on the left side. She also finds asymmetrical skin creases on the inside left thigh...

  • 25 February 2016
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Infected dog bite

...Dr K examines the wound and notes cellulitis but no pus. She prescribes the antibiotic flucloxacillin and advises Mr B to re-attend if the infection grows worse...

  • 27 January 2016
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"Mild" headache

...The notes also reveal that the GP considered the possibility of head injury in that he recorded that there were no associated symptoms...

  • 23 December 2015
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Shooting pains

...A GP attends her at home and notes that the patient has developed numbness in the saddle area and cold feet in addition to low back pain shooting to the ankles...

  • 28 October 2015
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Village gossip

...He accuses the GP of either discussing the matter at home or elsewhere in the village and that this constitutes a serious breach of confidentiality...

  • 27 May 2015
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