We acted for a client (aged 32) who was unhappy with treatment which he received from a locum GP at his GP surgery in Swindon. Briefly, he had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 1999. During August 2010, he e-mailed his GP surgery with a request for a repeat prescription of his medication. This was his usual method of obtaining his prescriptions. He was then contacted by a receptionist at the GP surgery who stated that a locum GP had refused to write a prescription as there were no records of his anti-epileptic medication. He would have to make an appointment with his GP but the earliest appointment available was not until after his stock of medicine had run out. Before he saw his GP, he suffered an epileptic fit. Unfortunately, this resulted in him losing his driving licence and caused him to change jobs. His mental state also deteriorated.

The solicitors acting for the locum GP denied liability. It was only when we threatened to issue proceedings on behalf of our client that the parties were able to reach a settlement.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £10,000 for this client in 2013