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GPs required to take pictures of lesions before skin cancer referrals


So a fuzzy photo of a melanoma is incorrectly dismissed as a seb. keratosis. Who gets sued? The photographer for not having a better camera? Or secondary care for not seeing the patient? What if the 2WWait is breached because the photo would not upload? (It happens. A lot.) What if the photo accidentally ends up in cyberspace on Facebook accounts? What if the patient refuses a photo? Why can’t the patient be given access by secondary care to upload their own photos? The mind boggles.......

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08 Apr 2019

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