EXPERT PROFILE - Dr Sam Creavin

Dr Sam Creavin

GP MBchB(hons), Mphil, PhD, MRCGP, MRCP
CLAIMANT & DEFENDANT
2-4 WEEKS REPORT TURNAROUND
REMOTE APPOINTMENTS

Medico Legal Experience

Dr Sam Creavin is a General Practitioner and Expert Witness. He has completed Bond Solon training and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in clinical negligence cases.

Dr Creavin has extensive experience in cases associated with:

Clinical negligence cases relating to:

  • Delayed diagnosis of conditions, such as:
    • Cancer
    • Inflammatory conditions (e.g. polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA))
    • Serious acute conditions (e.g. infections (including sepsis), appendicitis, diverticulitis, ischaemic limbs, stroke, heart attack (acute coronary syndrome), subarachnoid haemorrhage, suicide risk and ectopic pregnancy)
  • Inadequate management of conditions, such as:
    • Long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, including inadequate monitoring or review)
    • Repeat medication (e.g. medication monitoring or inadequate counselling regarding medication side effects)
    • Conditions that raise the risk of harm, such as:
      • Atrial fibrillation (AF) increasing risk of stroke
      • Pre-diabetes (increasing the risk of diabetes)
      • Hypertension (increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke)
  • Operational issues in practices (e.g. as reception signposting, review or action of investigation results, management of correspondence)

Dr Creavin’s availability is 1-2 weeks and has a report turnaround time of 2-4 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Dr Creavin’s scope of practice as a General Medical Practitioner includes work in a semi-rural practice of around 5,500 patients, where he has been a GP Partner since 2015 and Senior Partner since April 2021. He also works as a Clinical Lead in analytics for the CCG and is a Lecturer at the University of Bristol where he completed a PhD on the diagnosis of dementia in general practice. Dr Creavin graduated with overall Honours, and the University Prize, having obtained the highest examination mark in every year of the undergraduate programme.

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