'Patient review' after mole death

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board should review cases of patients treated for moles at a GP surgery in Colwyn Bay, according to a North Wales coroner. It comes after a patient had one removed without it being tested and later died of cancer.

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Surgery offers condolences to family

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.

– Diane Lewis, Practice Manager at Rysseldene Surgery

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Health Board pledges to 'examine recommendations'

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.

– Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board