Another disappointing response from the Scottish Government

I recently shared my concerns about this Lundbeck sponsored meeting:

I have also documented why I do not share the view of the Chief Executive Officer of Royal College of Psychiatrists that college procedures around declarations of competing financial interest are “sufficiently robust”:

I therefore wrote to the Scottish Government and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland seeking reassurance about my concerns. This is the reply that I have received from the Scottish Government:

In the two years that have lapsed since the public consultation the “updates”, only ever issued at my request, have failed to outline any meaningful action by the Scottish Government. I remain unconvinced that the Scottish Government has any intention of acting to improve transparency in the declarations of competing financial interests in healthcare workers, researchers and academics.

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