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  • Case ref:
  • Date:
    January 2014
  • Body:
    Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Ms C complained that a hospital appointment she attended was not carried out in a reasonable manner, including that a consultant did not have access to relevant medical records from her previous care and treatment. She also complained that the consultant did not adequately communicate with her GP.

In our investigation, we considered the information provided by Ms C, along with her medical records, as well as obtaining independent advice from one of our medical advisers. We recognised that Ms C was unhappy about aspects of the appointment, but found that there was a clear difference of opinion about what happened and the manner in which the appointment was conducted, which we could not resolve on the evidence available. We found from looking at the records, and taking account of our adviser's view, that there was no evidence that the appointment was not carried out in a reasonable manner. We also found that Ms C's medical history was noted at the time of the appointment, and that the consultant's letter to her GP was reasonable.

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Updated: January 29, 2014