"Dermatology"

About: University Hospital (Coventry)

I've been in touch with dermatology over the last year or so. Visits must be nearly double figures. We have been discussing the same subject over and over and getting no where fast. The doctor decided, after prescribing several failed treatments which had no real effect and ordering a very painful skin biopsy, that the only option to treat was to prescribe an anti-psychotic medication. How this can be the solution to treat a skin rash is beyond comprehension. As she isn't a psychologist, I'm at a loss as to how she can be allowed to recommend this type of treatment to a patient? If you haven't a clue, admit it, don't rely on asking a patient to take a totally unsuitable medication and then discharge them when they 'refuse treatment'. A huge waste of my time and NHS resources. Please, in future, if you have not got an answer, just say so and allow the patient to move on and find someone qualified to diagnose. Lame diversionary tactics only helps to spend an already overstretch budget and alienate the public.

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Response from University Hospital (Coventry)

Thank you for providing feedback on the care you have received in the Dermatology Department over the last year at University Hospital, Coventry. I have spoken with the Dermatology team and there a number of anti-psychotic drugs that are used for certain skin complaints. Without more information it is not possible to go into detail. If you would like further information regarding any drugs you have been prescribed, I would strongly recommend you get in contact your Consultant. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Communications Team University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Telephone 0800 028 4203

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