A Fife man who had his leg amputated had to have his second leg amputated after medics allowed a wound to become infected with maggots.
Medics failed to treat a foot ulcer after he was sent home from hospital.
A GP practice, which has not been named, was responsible for the care of the man’s wound but failed to check it until a visiting nurse made the horrifying discovery.
Following a health ombudsman complaint, which was upheld, the practice and NHS Fife apologised for failings and poor communication.
NHS Fife deputy chief executive Rona King said: “We fell short of our normal high standards of care. We have since reviewed our systems.”