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Claims against GPs

General practitioners play a pivotal role in delivery of healthcare within the NHS.  They diagnose; screen; treat and refer patients and generally do so to a very high standard.  Occasionally, there may be problems with the quality of GP care and this can have repercussions for patients.

GPs will see a huge variety of injuries and illnesses at their surgeries.  Where they are unable to make a diagnosis or provide effective treatment themselves, then they have a duty to refer patients in a timely fashion to specialist services provided elsewhere.

Failure to refer can result in patients losing an opportunity for treatment and cure.  In some cases the delayed diagnosis can result in increased pain, permanent disability or death. 

If you have concerns about the quality of care and treatment you have received from your GP, please contact us for further specialist information and advice.