I have reluctantly decided that I am no longer going to write any posts about NHS Scotland on Hole Ousia. I will however still continue to discuss health and wellbeing in the context of the “two cultures”.
My reason is that I no longer feel safe to speak out individually as an employee of NHS Scotland.
I will continue to advocate for transparency and accountability.
I feel very lucky to be a doctor. The NHS is so important to me. I have so many wonderful colleagues and I never cease to learn from the Scottish folk that I try to help when in a time of need.
I will always try my best to put patients first. That is the way I am. I do not agree with those who suggest that such a determination might be considered as a sign of illness.
Dr Peter J. Gordon
I acknowledge that I have been persistent but would maintain that this was because of the lack of any substantive responses from the Department of Director General for Health and Social Care (DGHSC). Below are four behind the scenes communications made about me by this Department. In these communications I am considered in most negative terms by those in genuine positions of power. This would seem to highlight the very culture that the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland need to address.