About: NHS Highland NHS Highland
Posted by Muchbetternow (as ),
Today I attended an appointment at my husbands to our GP in Argyll and Bute, previously my husband has stated that the GP had been quite unhelpful and he asked me to come along for a bit of support. I can honestly say I was left dumbstruck with the way his GP spoke to both my husband and myself. It was not only rude and abrupt, it was actually quite frightening and intimidating. My husband has quite significant mental health issues and after attending his previous appointment in November he was shaking, sweating and feeling totally hopeless. I am a fully qualified nurse and worked in the NHS for many years and I have never ever seen anyone being treated so appallingly.
Not only did he treat both my husband and myself with complete contempt he also took it upon himself to talk about a previous appointment that I had had with him that made him feel "very annoyed". Not only was that incredibly insulting but also a breach of confidentiality to discuss any part of my medical history with anyone. I suffer from quite bad OCD and thankfully I am now under the care of the psychiatric team but I live in a small rural location with one GP practice and two GP's so it frightens me that if I ever feel ill the thought of ever having to go back to the GP.
I have been left shaken and frightened after what should have been a simple appointment.