Decision Report 201703559

  • Case ref:
  • Date:
    May 2018
  • Body:
    Lothian NHS Board
  • Sector:
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis


Mr C complained about the treatment he received form the prison health care service. He reported numerous health problems including persistent headaches, bodily twitching, and concerns about his testicles.

We took independent advice from a GP adviser. We found that Mr C had received a reasonable standard of treatment. He had been referred to urology (the area of medicine specialising in the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract and men's sexual organs) and neurology (the area of medicine specialising in the brain and nervous system) on several occasions, and we considered that the referrals had been made appropriately and in line with clinical guidelines, without any delay.

We found no evidence that Mr C's treatment was not of a reasonable standard. We, therefore, did not uphold his complaint.

Updated: December 2, 2018