• Case ref:
  • Date:
    December 2016
  • Body:
    Tayside NHS Board
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Mr C complained that his prison healthcare centre stopped prescribing medication he had been taking for physical and mental problems. Mr C also complained that the board ignored his complaint, which resulted in his health worsening.

We took independent medical advice and found that the healthcare centre had discussed Mr C's medications with him. We considered that the decision to stop Mr C's medications was appropriate and in line with guidance issued by the General Medical Council and the National Institute of Excellence.

We considered that it would have been helpful for the board, in their written reponse to Mr C's complaints, to have given more detailed information about why some of his medications were not being prescribed. However, we found overall that their comments were reasonable.