• Case ref:
  • Date:
    February 2019
  • Body:
    Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Sector(s):
    Health and Social Care
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Mr C complained about the partnership's decision to stop prescribing him oral medication to treat his mental health issues. We took independent advice from a consultant psychiatrist (a medical practitioner who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness). We found that it was reasonable that the oral medication was stopped and that Mr C was appropriately offered a long-lasting injection of medication instead. We did not uphold this aspect of Mr C's complaint.

Mr C also complained that he was not admitted to hospital after he attended as an emergency. We found that a detailed assessment was carried out of Mr C's condition and his level of risk. We found that the decision not to admit him to hospital was reasonable and appropriate to his needs, given his medical history. We did not uphold this aspect of Mr C's complaint.