Some of the most important and best lessons in a doctor’s career are learnt from mistakes. However, an awareness of the common causes of medical errors and developing positive behaviours can reduce the risk of mistakes and litigation.
Written for Foundation Year doctors, trainees and general practitioners, and unlike any other clinical management title available, Avoiding Errors in General Practice identifies and explains the most common errors likely to occur in an outpatient setting – so that you won’t make them.
The first section in this brand new guide discusses the causes of errors in general practice. The second and largest section consists of case scenarios and includes expert and legal comment as well as clinical teaching points and strategies to help you engage in safer practice throughout your career. The final section discusses how to deal with complaints and the subsequent potential medico-legal consequences, helping to reduce your anxiety when dealing with the consequences of an error.
Invaluable during the Foundation Years, Specialty Training and for Consultants, Avoiding Errors in General Practice is the perfect guide to help tackle the professional and emotional challenges of life as a GP.
About the Author
Kevin Barraclough is General Practitioner, Painswick Surgery, Painswick, Gloucestershire
Jenny du Toit is General Practitioner, Painswick Surgery, Painswick, Gloucestershire
Jeremy Budd is General Practitioner, East Quay Medical Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset
Joseph E. Raine is Consultant Paediatrician, Whittington Hospital, London
Kate Williams is Partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors, Leeds
Jonathan Bonser is Consultant in the Healthcare Department of Fishburns LLP, Solicitors, London, and former Head of the Claims and Legal Services, Department of the Leeds office of the Medical Protection Society.