- Case ref:201101169
- Date:November 2011
- Body:A Medical Practice, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board
- Subject:Clinical treatment / Diagnosis
- Outcome:Not upheld, no recommendations
Mrs C complained on behalf of her son, Mr A, about his GP's refusal to refer him for a particular type of hospital test, an Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT), at her request. She was concerned that her son might have a heart condition, which an ETT would help to diagnose. However, it was clear from Mr A's medical records that he was not showing any relevant symptoms that would make a referral appropriate. We found that the GP had acted within NHS guidelines about ETT testing and we did not uphold the complaint.