Coroner calls for GPs to be allowed to order urgent CT scans after patient death

BMJ 2017; 357: j2815
Author: Clare Dyer
“A coroner has demanded a change in rules that stop NHS GPs in some areas ordering urgent computerised tomography (CT) scans, after the death of a 37 year old woman from a brain tumour. Lisa Hashmi, area coroner for Manchester North, gave the warning in a report sent to Bury clinical commissioning group on the death of Elaine Talbot, whose brain tumour was missed by her GP and hospital doctors.”
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