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Noisy child

...The practice receives a short angry note from Ms L complaining that Dr T had “manhandled” her son...

  • 28 August 2019
  • Case study

Surgical mesh infection

...Mr K is accused of failing to provide Ms L with sufficient information to make an informed choice on the need for surgery to remove the mesh – or the potential complications of delaying for a second opinion...

  • 30 July 2019
  • Case study

Eye test error

...Dr B is accused of failing to fully explain the consequences of the test scores and is held responsible for the patient's loss of income during the period his licence was revoked...

  • 25 June 2019
  • Case study

Assault allegation

...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study


...The receptionist phones Mr P to let him know that the prescription will be sent to his local chemist for collection. That next morning a neighbour checks on Mr P and finds him dead...

  • 27 March 2019
  • Case study

Fit to work

...The GP expressed his reluctance to "tick the box" advising that Mr B is not fit for work, given the patient’s other activities...

  • 25 February 2019
  • Case study

Failure to communicate

...The patient claims that her symptoms clearly indicated an acute neurological deficit and she felt that Dr G was hinting that she was somehow “faking it”...

  • 30 January 2019
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An angry ending

...Mr B apologises for losing his temper but Dr T is not satisfied and decides to remove him from the practice patient list...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

Patient abroad

...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Gut pain

...The patient expressed worry that he might have gallstones but Dr K diagnosed dyspepsia without an examination to determine the nature of the epigastric pain...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study