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If someone isn't satisfied with the response to their complaint after the first stage of the NHS complaints procedure, they can refer their complaint to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) for investigation.
Watch out for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
Warfarin is a commonly prescribed medication in primary and secondary care. In the majority of cases it is a safe and effective drug, however it does need careful monitoring and can interact with other commonly prescribed medications.
Delays in diagnosis can be due to the vague and non-specific signs and symptoms that patients may present with to their GP.
Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients expectations.
Advice on minimising the risk of a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer.
We share some fictitious medico-legal examples inspired by real cases...
Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur as many of the symptoms are very similar to other common medical conditions.
Steps that could avoid patient harm if there is a delay in onward care.