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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 63-year old man went to see his optometrist reporting a history of transient loss of vision and dizzy spells.
22 December 2010
A four-year-old was 'grumpy and irritable' after returning home from nursery. He then developed spots and his mother suspected chickenpox.
A middle-aged woman with a family history of coronary heart disease was seen by an out-of-hours GP after developing chest pain. She complained of central chest pain, moving to the left side which she described as like a knot.
An otherwise healthy woman in her early 30’s saw her GP shortly after registering at the practice. She complained of headaches occurring once or twice a week for about a year. The headaches whereon the left side, and the patient told the GP that she felt these were work-stress related.
A man in his 30’s attended his GP complaining of pain in the lower abdomen which had begun that morning. There was no associated nausea or vomiting.
A businessman visited his doctor in December 1996 complaining of lumbar back pain, thought to be right-sided sciatica, from which he had suffered for 20 years.
21 December 2010
A patient was admitted to the orthopaedic ward for a total knee replacement. The anaesthetist, a member of the MDU, assessed him pre-operatively and discussed the use of prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin post-operatively to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism.
A patient who suffered enophthalmos and diplopia following an assault claimed her GP had not referred her to hospital in time for corrective surgery. She was, she alleged, left with permanent damage which prevented her from working.
A GP practice set up a system to allow them to text patients with appointment reminders and test results.
20 December 2010
A patient claimed that a GP’s failure to arrange for him to undergo a repeat blood glucose test and to treat his diabetes mellitus resulted in his suffering an acute myocardial infarction.