• Case ref:
  • Date:
    March 2012
  • Body:
    A Medical Practice, Forth Valley NHS Board
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment; diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations

Mr C complained about the care and treatment he received from his medical practice. Specifically, he said that he had been prescribed the wrong drugs for his illness. He maintained that he had resisted the prescriptions but that his GP had refused to change or stop his medication. He believed that his continuing mental health problems were as a consequence of receiving the wrong drugs.

The investigation found no evidence to suggest that the treatment given to Mr C was incorrect. We also did not find any evidence to suggest that Mr C had asked for his prescriptions to be changed or stopped or that his requests had been refused. We found that all the drugs prescribed to Mr C were appropriate for his presenting condition, and we did not uphold his complaint.