I no longer feel safe

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.

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4 Replies to “I no longer feel safe”

  1. Peter
    Your blog is honest, refreshing and gives wonderful insight into the richness of Scottish culture. I have been coming here for a while now. My name is Walter, and I am a psychiatric survivor.

    The woman I loved was born in Scotland in the same year as you were, and her father was a don at the University of Stirling. Several years ago, her SSRI dosage was increased, and over a few weeks she changed from a kind and wonderful woman, into a cold-hearted and hostile alien who I no longer recognised. I felt as if she had been the subject of an experiment by Dr Josef Mengele, and that she had been slowly buried alive. A few months after she abandoned me, she resumed the relationship with the man whose emotional abuse of her had caused her to seek psychiatric ‘help’ in the first place. She remains in that ghastly zombified condition.

    So few doctors speak out like you do, about the corrupting influence of the drug industry on healthcare. There are thousands of us out here, whose lives have been unravelled by this diabolical arrangement. The few of you give hope to the many of us. I just thought I’d let you know.

    Thank you for all you have done.


  2. Your honesty, compassion, and obvious desire to improve the lives of your patients, and all persons in general, shines brightly Peter.

    It is indeed ironic this is seen as an illness.

    Thank you for all that you continue to do.
    Your friend in Australia, Kate

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