Advice for those in Scotland
updated 1030 Tuesday 25th February 2003
Although 'Coughlan' is an English case, it decides UK law and it is exceptionally unlikely that the Court of Sessions would rule that Scots must pay for services the English get free!
You should adapt the sample 'complaint letters' on www.nhscare.info and add the sentence below.
The complaints procedure is the same:
ADD TO COMPLAINT LETTER:
If rejected, insist on an external enquiry.
If rejected again, go to the Ombudsman.
I am advised that although 'Coughlan' is an English case, it decides UK law and thus states
Scots law as well. Please see the reference by Greater Glasgow Health Board to Central
Legal Services in the case of Mr Colquhoun and the correspondence between Mr Frank McAveety,
Deputy Minister of Health, and Ken Macintosh M.S.P.