General Practice


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Corner Place Surgery (19 004 170)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 03-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen find no fault in the care a Hospital Trust, Council-funded Care Home and GP Surgery provided to an older patient following hip surgery. The patient's hip became dislocated but, in view of the wider situation, there is no indication this was missed because of poor care.

  • Pembroke Surgery (16 015 030)

    Statement Upheld General Practice 20-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found fault with the care provided to a woman with complex needs by several health and social care organisations. This included failure to arrange assessments and reviews, failures in transition planning and failure to make appropriate safeguarding referrals. This fault meant opportunities were missed to explore whether the woman had additional care needs. This also resulted in distress and uncertainty for her sister, who is pursuing the complaint on her behalf. The organisations concerned have agreed to take action to remedy the injustice to the complainants.

  • Westwood Surgery (19 003 596)

    Statement Upheld General Practice 12-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen find there was fault on the part of a Surgery in the care it provided to a patient with dementia. It should have done more before prescribing a sedative on a long-term basis, and it should have performed a more thorough examination when the patient became unwell. These faults have left the patient's daughter with uncertainty which, in turn, caused distress. The Surgery has agreed to provide an apology and produce an action plan to help put things right.

  • Ribblesdale Medical Practice & Townside Surgery (18 002 874)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 12-Sep-2019

    Summary: Ms N complained about the health and social care support provided to her late father Mr N by the Council, Trust and GP Practice when he became homeless. The Ombudsmen have found fault by the Council and Trust in relation to the information provided to Ms N about the care home, including funding. This caused Ms N unnecessary stress and confusion, and potentially left her or Mr N's estate out of pocket. The Ombudsmen have found no fault by the GP Practice. The Council and Trust have accepted our recommendations, so we have completed our investigation.

  • Ribblesdale Medical Practice & Townside Surgery (18 002 874)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 12-Sep-2019

    Summary: Ms N complained about the health and social care support provided to her late father Mr N by the Council, Trust and GP Practice when he became homeless. The Ombudsmen have found fault by the Council and Trust in relation to the information provided to Ms N about the care home, including funding. This caused Ms N unnecessary stress and confusion, and potentially left her or Mr N's estate out of pocket. The Ombudsmen have found no fault by the GP Practice. The Council and Trust have accepted our recommendations, so we have completed our investigation.

  • Moat House Surgery (18 001 953)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 06-Sep-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found no fault by a Council and GP Practice in terms of the care provided to an elderly woman in hospital and a nursing home. The Ombudsmen found fault with the Trust's failure to arrange a heart scan but are satisfied this did not have a significant impact on the woman's care.

  • Charter Medical Centre (18 003 886)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 09-Aug-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found fault by the Council in relation to the care provided to a woman when she was resident in a nursing home. The Council agreed to apologise to the complainant and pay him a financial sum in recognition of the distress and uncertainty this caused. The Ombudsmen found no fault with the care provided by the Practice or Trust during the woman's time in the nursing home and her subsequent hospital admission.

  • Lions Health Centre (17 000 897)

    Statement Not upheld General Practice 01-Aug-2019

    Summary: The complaint is about the late Mrs B's care in hospital, in a nursing home and by her GP. We have upheld complaints of poor discharge planning by a council and clinical commissioning group. We have upheld a complaint against an NHS trust for making a safeguarding referral unnecessarily. We have also found poor record keeping by a nursing home. We have not upheld complaints about poor care in the nursing home, about GP care or about the trust discharging Mrs B to the nursing home. We have made recommendations for payments and apologies to remedy the distress to Mrs B's family.

  • Church Street Medical Centre (17 017 711)

    Statement Upheld General Practice 24-Jul-2019

    Summary: Ms P complained that a care home and GP practice failed to properly respond to her father Mr D's ill health, which put him at unnecessary risk. On another occasion, a nurse at the care home failed to call an ambulance in time, reducing his chance of surviving the infection he died of. Further, that a council failed to carry out safeguarding investigations adequately. The Ombudsmen find some fault with the response of the GP practice and care home in the first incident, which caused Ms P distress. In the second incident the nurse failed to call an ambulance in time which reduced Mr D's chance of surviving. The Ombudsmen recommend action to address this. They find no fault with the safeguarding investigations.

  • The Woottons Surgery (17 019 357)

    Statement Upheld General Practice 18-Jun-2019

    Summary: Mr C has complained about the care and treatment of his late wife by a care home, GP practice and a trust. The Ombudsmen do not uphold the complaint with the care home or Trust, but have found fault with the Practice in relation to medication.