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Decision Report 201807031

  • Case ref:
  • Date:
    July 2020
  • Body:
    A Medical Practice in the Tayside NHS Board area
  • Sector:
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis


Ms C complained to us about the care and treatment she received from her GP practice. She said that staff at the practice had not listened to her and had not provided reasonable care and treatment for her adhesions, diarrhoea and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME; a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms including extreme tiredness). She also said that the practice seemed fixated by her having depression and that she needed bereavement counselling or antidepressants without understanding her situation.

We took independent advice from a GP. We found that there was no evidence that staff had not listened to Ms C and that they had provided reasonable care and treatment in relation to her adhesions, diarrhoea and ME. It was also reasonable for the practice to offer Ms C bereavement counselling along with other treatment in relation to this. We considered that the care and treatment provided to Ms C was reasonable and we did not uphold the complaint.

Updated: July 22, 2020