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Dr Sam Creavin

GP MB ChB (Hons), MPhil, PhD, MRCGP, MRCP
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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
    • Serious acute conditions (e.g. infections (sepsis), appendicitis, diverticulitis, ischaemic limbs, stroke, heart attack (acute coronary syndrome), subarachnoid haemorrhage, suicide, 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)
  • Covid related symptoms:
      • Long Covid
      • Extended loss of sensation (taste/smell)
      • Prolonged respiratory issues
  • Operational issues in practices (e.g. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr Creavin have experience in allergies/dermatology?

No, Dr Creavin does not have experience in this.

Can Dr Creavin comment on paediatric gastroenterology?

No, this is not something that Dr Creavin can comment on.


  • Creavin ST, Haworth J, Fish M, Cullum S, Bayer A, Purdy S, and Ben-Shlomo Y. Clinical judgment of GPs for the diagnosis of dementia: a diagnostic test accuracy study. BJGP open 2021;5.
  • Seume P, Bevan S, Young G, Ingram J, Clement C, Cabral C, Lucas PJ, Beech E, Taylor J, Horwood J, Dixon P, Gulliford MC, Francis N, Creavin ST, Lane A, Hay AD, and Blair PS. Protocol for an ’efficient design’ cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate a complex intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing for Children presenting to primary care with acute Cough and respiratory tract infection: the CHICO study. BMJ open 2021;11:e041769.
  • Kenward C, Pratt A, Creavin S, Wood R, and Cooper JA. Population Health Management to identify and characterise ongoing health need for high-risk individuals shielded from COVID-19: a cross-sectional cohort study. BMJ open 2020;10:e041370.
  • Creavin S, Wisniewski S, Noel-Storr A, Cullum S, Noel-Storr A, Trevelyan C, Hampton T, Rayment D, Thom V, Nash K, Elhamoui H, Milligan R, Patel A, Tsivos D, Wing T, Phillips E, Kellman S, Shackleton H, Singleton G, Neale B, and Watton M. Cognitive tests to help diagnose dementia in symptomatic people in primary care and the community. British Journal of General Practice 2018.
  • Creavin S, Noel-Storr A, Richard E, Creavin A, Cullum S, Ben-Shlomo Y, and Purdy S. Clinical judgement by primary care physicians for the diagnosis of all-cause dementia or cognitive impairment in symptomatic people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017;2017.
  • Creavin S, Cullum S, Haworth J, Wye L, Bayer A, Fish M, Purdy S, and Ben-Shlomo Y. Towards improving diagnosis of memory loss in general practice: TIMeLi diagnostic test accuracy study protocol. BMC Family Practice 2016.
  • Creavin S, Wisniewski S, Noel-Storr AH, Trevelyan C, Hampton T, Rayment D, Thom V, Nash K, Elhamoui H, Milligan R, Patel A, Tsivos D, Wing T, Phillips E, Kellman S, Shackleton H, Singleton G, Neale B, Watton M, and Cullum S. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the detection of dementia in clinically unevaluated people aged 65 and over in community and primary care populations. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016.
  • Creavin S, Fish M, Gallacher J, Bayer A, and Ben-Shlomo Y. Clinical history for diagnosis of dementia in men: Caerphilly Prospective Study. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2015;65:489–99.
  • Creavin A, Creavin S, Brown R, and Harrad R. Why can’t my child see 3D television? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2014;75:457–60.
  • Davis D, Creavin S, Noel-Storr A, Quinn T, Smailagic N, Hyde C, Brayne C, McShane R, and Cullum S. Neuropsychological tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer?s disease dementia and other dementias: a generic protocol for cross-sectional and delayed-verification studies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013.
  • Creavin S, Gallacher J, Bayer A, Fish M, Ebrahim S, and Ben-Shlomo Y. Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, poor cognition, and dementia in the caerphilly prospective study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2012.
  • Creavin S, Gallacher J, Pickering J, Fehily A, Fish M, Ebrahim S, Bayer A, and Ben-Shlomo Y. High caloric intake, poor cognition and dementia: The Caerphilly Prospective Study. European Journal of Epidemiology 2012.

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