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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.
10 January 2014
A practice sent an email to 500 patients with their addresses visible to all recipients
A ureteric injury was not detected at the time of surgery.
Failure to warn a patient of the possible complication of ectropion following blepharoplasty led to a successful claim
A case concerning bowel perforation was successfully defended at trial
One SHO's dilemma demonstrates the difficulties that self-prescribing can create
4 December 2013
A GP was offered a new device for to try out for a year. The device recorded blood sugars taken by patients in their homes and sent the results directly to the GP system which automatically alerted the GP to any abnormalities.
A consultant rheumatologist who occasionally provided medical reports in relation to insurance claims was asked by an insurance company to review video evidence.
The patient presented to his GP, an MDU member, the day after a football match. He reported that he had tackled an opponent but slipped and landed astride the other player's leg.
A 39-year old man was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, an MDU member, because of continuing pain in his right shoulder. He had already had physiotherapy and a joint injection but neither had been helpful.
Are you obliged to disclose a 14-year old's record to his father, who is estranged from his mother? It's a question of parental responsibility and whether the child has capacity to consent himself.