Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Headline said:

Medics miss several chances to save man’s life
Published on Monday 13 February 2012 11:00 in Doncaster Free Press

"HEALTH bosses have launched an investigation after a well-known Doncaster GP failed to spot a man had suffered a heart attack days before he died.
Dr Kevin Lee instead prescribed the man, who was complaining of shooting pains in his chest and arms as well as breathlessness, anti-biotics for a chesty cough, an inquest heard.
The GP also failed to carry out checks for blood pressure and a pulse during the ten minute examination, the hearing was told.
Dean Beresford, 44, who had also consulted other medics over his symptoms died after collapsing.
Coroner Stuart Fisher said there were four “missed opportunities” to get Mr Beresford, of Gainsborough, emergency treatment.
Following the hearing a spokesman for Doncaster Primary Care Trust, confirmed Dr Lee was a GP at The Scott Practice in Balby, and health bosses would be looking at the coroner’s findings.
He added Dr Lee had kept the trust “fully informed through the process.”
Rose Fells, managing partner of The Scott Practice, said: “Dr Lee would like to offer his condolences to the family of Mr Beresford. He is unable to comment further due to patient confidentiality.”

You will find more at The Doncaster Free Press:

and at Daily Mail online:

QUERY: What was Dr Kevin Lee, who could not be bothered to get off his backsideto see the now-deceased Ralph Winstanley when he was on-call on 18 April 2004, doing as on-call doctor at John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough?

Did he move - as I believe - because the good people of Gainsborough would be unaware of his rotten past?

It must be 'a nice little earner' being an on-call doctor, since he still seems to practice at The Scott Practice, Balby, Doncaster, as well. So why would he travel the 18 miles to Gainsborough?

Or perhaps he didn't? Perhaps all his 'practising' is done over the phone, from the comfort of his own home? Re -reading the article in the Daily Mail, it seems he saw this poor man 'face to face'. Surely that says enough about incompetence?

I think we should be told. Yet again, the GMC seems to be failing to act. How many people have to die before action is taken against this person?