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TIMELINE - The death of Penny Campbell

LONDON (Reuters) - An inquiry into the death of journalist Penny Campbell said she was let down by “serious flaws” in the out-of-hours GP service.

Here is a chronology of her treatment:

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2005

Daytime - Campbell has an operation to treat haemorrhoids at London Independent Hospital

THURSDAY MARCH 24

She leaves work early, complaining of feeling unwell

FRIDAY MARCH 25

Morning - Rings her surgeon, Susan Clark, who says the illness is unlikely to be linked to the operation and tells her to ring her GP if the symptoms worsen

7:17 p.m. - Campbell rings the out-of-hours service Camidoc for the first time. Dr El-Kinani rings back to tell her to come in for a check-up

8:30 p.m. - Sees Dr Fitzpatrick at a St. Pancras clinic

SATURDAY MARCH 26

2:38 p.m. - Campbell rings Camidoc

3:40 p.m. - Dr Vucevic rings Campbell and gives advice over the telephone

10:24 p.m. - Campbell rings Camidoc again

10:46 p.m. - Dr Wenaden calls Campbell

SUNDAY MARCH 27

11:40 a.m. - Campbell’s partner Angus MacKinnon rings Camidoc

11:51 a.m. - Dr Laquer rings Campbell to advise a home visit

3:45 p.m. - Dr Beyzade examines her at home

MONDAY MARCH 28

4:09 a.m. - Campbell rings NHS Direct

4:50 a.m. - Dr Chuah rings Campbell and gives telephone advice

9:58 a.m. - Campbell rings Camidoc again

10:15 a.m. - Dr Choudary rings Campbell, who decides to go to casualty

10:50 a.m. - She arrives at Royal London Hospital showing signs of “sepsis and shock”.

3 p.m. - Campbell is moved to intensive care unit with multiple organ failure

TUESDAY MARCH 29

7:50 a.m - Campbell dies

Source: Islington Primary Care Trust

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