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  • Brian Wood

    Brian, 48, has a fraught relationship with his GP.

    Brian Wood

    Name

    Brian Wood

    Age

    48

    Brian Wood is a 48 year old Chief Executive of his own small business. He has lost his temper with practice staff in the past and has had a rocky relationship with one of the partners, Dr Hargreaves.

  • Jason

    Jason, 38, has mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.

    Jason

    Name

    Jason

    Age

    38

    Jason is a 38 year old man who has mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.

  • Katy

    Katy, 20, is a student who has been experimenting with drugs.

    Katy

    Name

    Katy

    Age

    20

    Katy is a 20 year old student who's been going out clubbing a lot, experimenting with illegal drugs and casual sex. Dr Newell has strongly-held views based on her faith (she's Catholic) and personally disapproves of Katy's lifestyle.

  • Mrs Melville

    Mrs Melville, 69, is considering cosmetic surgery.

    Mrs Melville

    Name

    Mrs Melville

    Age

    69

    Mrs Melville, who is 69 years old, has come to discuss a second face lift (she had her first eight years ago). Mr Yannis is a cosmetic surgeon working in the independent sector.

  • Christopher

    Christopher, 5, is being bullied because his ears stick out.

    Christopher

    Name

    Christopher

    Age

    5

    Christopher is five years old. His mother is concerned that he is being bullied about his ears sticking out, and would like them to be pinned back. Christopher's parents are divorced.

  • Andrew

    Mr and Mrs Buryon's son Andrew, 7, has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

    Andrew

    Name

    Andrew

    Age

    7

    MR and Mrs Buryon's son Andrew is seven years old. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is about to begin his first round of chemotherapy.

  • Suzie

    Suzie, 30, is worried about a mole on her leg.

    Suzie

    Name

    Suzie

    Age

    30

    Suzie, who is 30, is concerned about a large mole on her leg which has changed colour and begun to itch. Suzie's GP has referred her to a dermatologist, Dr Austin, for further investigation.

  • Shannon

    Shannon, 27, has a serious learning disability.

    Shannon

    Name

    Shannon

    Age

    27

    Shannon Baillie is 27. She has a severe learning disability and has very little speech, but can make herself understood to her mother. Shannon hasn't eaten much for several days and her mother is worried there may be something seriously wrong.

  • Sarah

    Sarah is 15 years old. She has come to the GP surgery alone.

    Sarah

    Name

    Sarah

    Age

    15

    Sarah is 15 years old. She has come alone to the GP surgery seeking advice about contraception.

  • Marlena

    Marlena Cieslak, 25, has come to A&E with suspected fractures and bruising.

    Marlena

    Name

    Marlena

    Age

    25

    Marlena Cieslak has come to Accident and Emergency with a suspected fractured arm, cracked ribs and bruising around her neck.

  • Jacquie

    Jacquie, 23, is a single parent who is in treatment for heroin addiction.

    Jacquie

    Name

    Jacquie

    Age

    23

    Jacquie is under the care of Dr Clifford, a general practitioner with a special interest in substance misuse. Jacquie is a single parent - her son Olly is five years old. Although children's social services were involved when Jacquie first sought treatment, there are currently no safeguarding concerns.

  • Dr Walker

    Dr Sam Walker, 24, is a doctor in training working in an A&E department of a hospital.

    Dr Walker

    Name

    Dr Walker

    Age

    24

    Dr Sam Walker is a doctor in training who works in an accident and emergency department of a hospital. Dr Walker has to decide whether it's appropriate to accept a Facebook friend request from a vulnerable patient. Later, Sam examines whether he should change the way he uses Twitter.

  • Mr Jessop

    Mr Jessop is concerned that his wife Shirley, 72, is becoming forgetful.

    Mr Jessop

    Name

    Mr Jessop

    Age

    72

    Mr Jessop is 70 years old and has come to see Dr Williams today because he's concerned about his wife, Shirley, 72, who is also a patient of Dr Williams.

  • Mr Hartley

    Mr Hartley, 75, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year

    Mr Hartley

    Name

    Mr Hartley

    Age

    75

    Mr Hartley is 75 years old. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly a year ago. He currently lives independently but his condition has begun to deteriorate in the last six months, and his daughter, Clementine, is concerned about his future care.

  • Amber

    Amber, 35, is profoundly deaf and she has come to see a consultant.

    Amber

    Name

    Amber

    Age

    35

    Amber, who is 35, has been referred by her GP to Dr Rosin, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology. Amber is profoundly deaf and her preferred language is British Sign Language (BSL), although she does also lip-read.

  • Dr MacDonald

    Dr MacDonald has been treating a patient with a knife wound.

    Dr MacDonald

    Name

    Dr MacDonald

    Age

    Dr MacDonald is a consultant in emergency medicine at a busy district general hospital. She has been treating a 19 year-old man with a stab wound to the abdomen.

  • Mrs Ford

    Mrs Ford has self-referred to a consultant cardiologist.

    Mrs Ford

    Name

    Mrs Ford

    Mrs Ford has suffered from high blood pressure for some years, and is developing heart failure, the symptoms of which are affecting her ability to work and her quality of life. She is unhappy with the treatment that she has received on the NHS and has self-referred to Dr Liebowitz, a private consultant cardiologist.

  • Mrs Conti

    Mrs Conti, 80, has been diagnosed with heart failure.

    Mrs Conti

    Name

    Mrs Conti

    Age

    80

    Mrs Conti, who is 80, has been diagnosed with heart failure. She has tried a number of different types of medication over the last several months with very little improvement in her symptoms. She has come to see Dr Oloko to discuss her options for treatment.

  • Adrian

    Adrian, 27, is unaware that his partner attends the same sexual health clinic.

    Adrian

    Name

    Adrian

    Age

    27

    Adrian is 27. He is attending the sexual health clinic today to get the results of some tests. Adrian's partner, Maria, also attends the same clinic, although Adrian is unaware of this.