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Decision Report 201806246

  • Case ref:
  • Date:
    May 2019
  • Body:
    Forth Valley NHS Board
  • Sector:
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis


Ms C complained that the decision to stop her medication when she arrived at prison was unreasonable. When Ms C arrived in prison, a doctor reviewed her prescribed medications. The doctor discussed the matter with Ms C's community practice and following that, took the decision to stop the medications no longer required. Ms C said that the stopping of her medications left her in severe pain and affected her mental health.

We took independent advice from a GP adviser. We found that appropriate pain relief medication had been prescribed to Ms C and that the decision to stop the other medications was reasonable because there was no requirement indicated for them to be continued. We did not uphold the complaint.

Updated: May 22, 2019