GP gets warning over discharge summary errors that led to patient’s death

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4330
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A doctor whose record keeping errors led to the death of an older patient with cancer has received a warning but no further sanction, after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel concluded that he was unlikely to repeat his mistake.

GP Hassan Twins was contracted to work two hours a day at New Haven Rehabilitation Centre, used by mostly older patients discharged from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He was tasked with “clerking in” patients, as well as preparing treatment charts for their stay and discharge …

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