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A Medical Practice, Forth Valley NHS Board

  • Report no:
  • Date:
    January 2012
  • Body:
    A Medical Practice, Forth Valley NHS Board
  • Sector:

The complainant (Mrs C) raised a number of concerns about delays and failures in the care and treatment provided to her mother (Mrs A) by a medical practice (the Practice) between November 2009 and August 2010. Mrs C was also dissatisfied with aspects of the Practice response to her complaints.

Specific complaints and conclusions
The complaints which have been investigated are that:

  • (a) the care and treatment which the Practice provided to Mrs A between late 2009 and August 2010 was inadequate (upheld);
  • (b) the Practice did not take reasonable action in response to information provided about planned investigations of Mrs A's health (not upheld); and
  • (c) the Practice response to Mrs C's complaints was inadequate (upheld).


Redress and recommendations
The Ombudsman recommends that the Practice:

  • (i) apologise to Mrs A for their failure to reasonably assess and oversee her care and treatment in 2009 and 2010;
  • (ii) ensure that their GP records accurately reflect and define patients' symptoms and consultants' findings as part of the on-going diagnostic process; and
  • (iii) apologise to Mrs A and Mrs C for the failure to adequately address the complaint.


The Practice have accepted the recommendations and will act on them accordingly.

Updated: December 11, 2018