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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.
4 December 2013
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.
The patient brought a claim alleging negligent failure to inform him of the PSA result of 13.8.
The patient, a 60-year old woman who had previously been fit and well, consulted a GP MDU member for a second opinion on a lump behind her right knee, which her own GP thought was a Baker's cyst.
In 1990, a 30-year old primigravida patient consulted her GP at 26/40 with symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
The patient, a 25-year old woman, initially saw her GP complaining of a sore throat and a cough and was diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection.
A GP member responded to an early morning request to visit a male patient in his late 20's.
A baby born by caesarean section after a 60-hour labour suffered cognitive and physical impairment, allegedly as a result of a delay in performing the procedure.
A 52-year old woman was referred to see an orthopaedic surgeon, a member of the MDU, with a two-month history of left knee pain.
An 80-year old woman rang the GP out of hours service stating that she had diarrhoea and vomiting.
A 34-year old woman with no significant past medical history was admitted for elective repair of a paraumbilical hernia. The anaesthetist reviewed her pre-operatively. She explained the anaesthetic process and advised of the risks of dental damage, sore throat, post-operative nausea, vomiting and pain.