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A pain in the knee

A pain in the knee

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Miss F, an overweight 11-year-old, attended her GP, Dr A, complaining of knee pain and clicking for two months following a twisting injury whilst playing football...

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Case report 14/11/2017

HIV diagnosis

HIV diagnosis

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A female patient at a medical centre consulted GP Dr F and was subsequently sent for further treatment at another department within the building.

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Case report 14/11/2017

Claim confusion

Claim confusion

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A man made a claim against his GP for a missed diagnosis. An expert witness was instructed to provide advice on the case...

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Case report 09/11/2015

Childhood brain cancer

Childhood brain cancer

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At presentation, Peter was 14 years old and had presented with migraines since the age of 8. He was taking Pizotifen and his headaches were well controlled. Over the past four weeks he had started getting headaches again. They were in a similar location to his migraines, but were different in nature – he couldn’t put his finger on exactly how.

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01/10/2015

Chapter 4: Professionalism - What to do when things go wrong

Chapter 4: Professionalism - What to do when things go wrong

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The overwhelming majority of patients receive safe and effective care. However, when things do go wrong, it can be catastrophic for all involved. Part of being professional is having the knowledge and awareness to deal with such situations effectively.

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Case report 05/05/2015

A problem with polyps

A problem with polyps

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Mr S was a 35-year-old taxi driver who was visiting his extended family abroad. While he was there he decided to have a routine health check in a private clinic. He told the doctor in the health clinic that he had noticed some rectal bleeding over the previous four months.

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