A GP is sued after doing everything right - except her notes

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A patient starts legal action after claiming a delay in her breast cancer diagnosis.

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A 52-year-old woman attended her GP for repeat prescriptions. During the consultation, she asked for a referral for a mammogram. A breast examination was not performed.

In summary, the mammography report stated: “Dense breasts and if clinical signs are suggestive, an ultrasound should be performed”.

The GP stated that on review, she examined the woman’s breasts and even though she did

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