Further tests for patients who've been treated for moles at a GP surgery in North Wales are being called for by a coroner.
It comes after 51 year old Phillip Rafferty had a mole removal and later died of cancer.
Rob Shelley reports.
– Diane Lewis, Practice Manager at Rysseldene Surgery
We would like first and foremost to express our condolences to the family for their sad loss.
Our professional duty of confidentiality means we cannot comment on the case, however we await the full recommendations from the Coroner and will take the necessary steps to address these wherever possible.
– Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board
The inquest, of which we were unaware because GPs are independent contractors and no referral had been made to Health Board specialists of Mr. Rafferty, has only concluded this afternoon.
We have not yet received any notification from the Coroner's office and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment until the Health Board has received notification.
Once received we will examine the recommendations and take appropriate action.