A GP’s duty to follow up test results

Medical negligence claims alleging ‘failure to diagnose’ are a common cause of claims against general practitioners. In these claims there is often an underlying weakness in the GP’s test result and patient tracking systems. This article discusses the duty of care of a GP to follow up patients and their test results. Guidance is provided on how to establish an effective test result tracking

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