"a very unprofessional psychiatrist"

About: Hairmyres Hospital / General Psychiatry

(as the patient),

Last week a psychiatrist from Hairmyres hospital came to my home without giving me any verbal or written confirmation.

My cpn from athol house was also there. When the psychiatrist started talking he kept telling my relative to be quiet when she asked a question. Then the psychiatrist proceeded to ask me if i hear voices i then said no. I was then asked if i see things i said no. then the psychiatrist said you need medicine. i clearly did not agree with this self proclaimed diagnosis. The psychiatrist then went on to say that they were the most intelligent person in the room and could section me. so i said please leave, after about 10 mins the psychiatrist reluctantly left, leaving both my relative and me very anxious and upset. i suffer from anxiety and this dr did not help me in any way. please help me as i want a formal complaint made against this dr. thankyou.

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Response from Rosemary Lyness, Executive Clinical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear gentleman,

Thank you for telling us about your experience, I am sorry to hear that it was a negative one.

NHS Lanarkshire joined Patient Opinion in May 2013 and we have been responding to submissions since then.

I would like to acknowledge your submission which was posted before we became a member. I would be happy to hear from you again through Patient Opinion or you can go to the “Contact Us” section of the NHS Lanarkshire website to see the other ways to get in touch if you haven't already done so. www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

I hope any subsequent experiences with NHS Lanarkshire have been more positive.

Kind regards

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