• Case ref:
    201806246
  • Date:
    May 2019
  • Body:
    Forth Valley NHS Board
  • Sector(s):
    Health
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations

Summary

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.