You are an FY2 doctor working on the gynaecology ward. You are currently assessing a new patient in the assessment unit who you suspect has an ectopic pregnancy. You feel she needs an urgent senior review for possible surgical management. You are aware that the registrar is already dealing with an emergency in theatre but have asked that he be informed about your patient. The nurse tells you that a patient on the ward who has suffered a miscarriage has become very upset and tearful. The only other member of staff currently on the ward is a student nurse and the consultant on call is in a gynaecology clinic.