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Case study - Consent not implied

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

  • 04 August 2021
  • Case study
  • Q3
  • Insight - Secondary

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

Case study: Frequent attender

...Mr J was removed from his previous practice for abusive behaviour and is often rude and demanding at his new practice...

  • 21 June 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Primary
  • Q2

Case study: Ear discharge

...five-year-old Emma is diagnosed with acute otitis media, but two days later her pain and fever worsen and she is taken to A&E...

  • 21 June 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Primary
  • Q2

Case study: Missed melanoma

...Mrs U phones the clinic several times to have her mole removed but there are never any appointments...

  • 21 June 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Primary
  • Q2

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

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