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FREE risk assessment of your practice including premises, health and safety, protocols, systems and staff issues for all GROUPCARE PREMIUM members.
17 February 2016
A mother brought her 18-month old son to see their GP. The child had a history of congenital heart defect.
The MDU successfully defended at trial a claim against a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in respect of alleged failure to diagnose avascular necrosis.
A patient claimed her GP should have diagnosed unstable angina. She suffered an ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction nine days after her GP consultation.
An obese patient with a BMI of 44.7 was referred for a bariatric procedure to a consultant vascular surgeon with an interest in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery.
A GP visited an 81-year old patient who had stumbled in the street and injured his right ankle. The doctor noticed that although the patient was able to fully weight bear, there was mild pitting oedema of both ankles.
An 18-year old student consulted her general practitioner to discuss contraception. In the past, she had not found it easy to take the pill regularly and felt that condoms were not sufficiently reliable.
A 23-year old female presented to a GP, an MDU member, with several complaints including folliculitis, recurrent ear infections and change of OCP.
A patient with a long history of depression, which had been treated over the years with various medications including anti-depressants, was referred to an NHS psychiatrist because he was experiencing severe mood fluctuations.
A male patient was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and began insulin treatment. He had many other co-morbidities, including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, previous MI and non-proliferative diabetic nephropathy.
10 February 2014
A GP declined to carry out a breast examination on an unaccompanied young girl without a chaperone