"Discharged without discussion or involvement"

About: Dykebar Hospital / Mental Health

(as the patient),

At an emergency appointment due to a deterioration in my mental health a locum psychiatrist I had met only once for a routine appointment for 10 minute made the decision to discharge me from seeing a psychiatrist.

I had been under the care of a psychiatrist for over 20 years. He also said my diagnosis wasn't correct. In his opinion it was something else. Purely based on case notes, no assessment, no discussion with other staff who knew me.

There was no discussion with other staff involved in my care about discharging me either. I wasn't given a chance to air my point of view, concerns, his explanation was vague. His manner was rude.

I was shocked and upset and confused. I have always been involved in decisions about my treatment, care and support. To be told this is what's happening end of.

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Response from Lorna Gray, Patient Experience, Public Involvement Project Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Dear clydesdale,

I completely understand the concern you are feeling after this recent appointment, particularly as you feel you have always been fully involved in your care over the past 20 years.

I have spoken with colleagues and know that this has been passed to the Clinical Director for review and I will come back to you with more information as soon as possible. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to talk to your GP about your concerns - you always have the right to a second opinion about your care and your GP will also be able to support you in this.

I will be back in touch as soon as possible,

Best Wishes,


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Update posted by clydesdale (the patient)

Thank you for replying. I have had a second opinion but the Dr I seen said he could not make the decision about whether I would go back under a psychiatrist but did do a second opinion re diagnosis,he said his report would be passed to his senior. Then the cmht would make a decision about a psychiatrist. He was a specialist registrar I think,definitely not a consultant.

My GP has never received a copy of his report. I do still see a cpn but have had only yes this is the diagnosis. I have limited the information I gave initially as there was another much more concerning incident.

I do feel strongly this has to be addressed as this has seriously affected me. It involves the same doctor. Having had to go through an exhausting complaint before. I haven't this time for several reasons. It's an incident that I would prefer to speak to someone in person about.

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