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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.
1 August 2012
A 45-year old obese architect presented to her GP in 2003 with a pain behind her right knee
The patient, a woman in her 50s, was referred privately to the MDU member, a consultant neurosurgeon, with severe back pain. Although she had experienced back pain before, this was a new episode that began acutely after she had been gardening, which had included some heavy lifting.
Following a tonsillectomy at a specialist ENT unit, a 44-year old female patient was given a post-operative drug regime to control the severe pain associated with adult tonsillectomy.
A GP received a request from a solicitor asking her to confirm that a patient had testamentary capacity.
Is this elderly woman competent to make a decision after a traffic accident?
A 28 year-old professional dance teacher injured her left knee in a tango demonstration class.
A 35-year old woman presented to her GP, an MDU member, with vague intermittent lower abdominal pain.
A 13-year old boy was brought to see his GP, an MDU member, with a history of left hip and thigh pain on weight bearing.
In his first year of general practice, a GP member saw a young woman for the first time for a repeat prescription of contraceptive patches.
A patient with an aortic valve replacement on warfarin came to see her GP for removal of lesion on her back.