This is not the first time I’ve come across this thing from G.P’s working in the Basildon and, Wickford area, although I will not identify any health centre specifically.
Three senior doctors missed a man’s brain tumour the size of a tennis ball, even though he had gone there with speech problems and, they decided to treat him with depression.
Even as a lay person I would realise that if a person was afflicted with speech problems that this could mean a number of things that could be wrong with this man.
It could have meant that he may have had a reaction to medication that he may have taken, or had a stroke, Intracranial Hematoma, a mini stroke, Brain aneurysm, Brain Infection, or finally a Brain tumour.
Nonetheless, three certified doctors diagnosed him with depression. Not on one occasion in that four weeks could these doctors see that this man was suffering from more than depression.
Three G.P’s prescribed Chris Buckley with 20mgs of the medication called Citalopram and, sleeping tablets. Did they believe that they could sleep this mans brain tumour away, even when this man was almost mute, or did this signify that it made their life less challenging because that way they didn’t have to fork out for expensive medication to treat this man because Citalopram is cost-effective.
Chris Buckley even lost the use of his hand and, this should have been a huge sign that something was severely wrong in the space separating the loss of speech and, the loss of hand movement.
At this present time, the associates of Robert Frew Surgery in Wickford, Essex face no further action by the General Medical Council after unbiased specialist G.P’s gave contradictory opinions on the standard of care.
There was no standard of care and, how can it be impartial and, specialist if they were opposing findings on this mans care.
These three G.P’s evaluation of Chris Buckley fell critically beneath what should be required of a fairly accomplished G.P. and, they all failed to examine other causes of this man’s condition, instead it was just easier and cheaper to palm him off with medication for depression.