• Case ref:
  • Date:
    July 2016
  • Body:
    A Medical Practice in the Fife NHS Board area
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Ms C complained about the care and treatment she had received from her former GP practice. Ms C felt that doctors there had not managed an ongoing medical condition effectively and that there had been a delay in treating her acne. Ms C was also concerned by the practice's approach to her mental health.

After taking independent advice on this case from a GP, we did not uphold Ms C's complaint. The advice we received was that there were no failings in the care or treatment of Ms C's physical or mental health. The adviser reviewed Ms C's medical records and commented that her acne had been appropriately treated on the first occasion it was mentioned in her notes. They advised that responsibility for managing her ongoing condition lay with the local NHS board, rather than the practice, and that appropriate action had been taken in relation to Ms C's mental health.