First do no harm

This is the opening of an Editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, October 2020. The Cumberlege Review can be read in full here.

María of My Heart

This is from  t h e  s c a n d a l  o f  t h e  c e nt u r y  by Gabriel García Márquez: Many years … Continue reading María of My Heart

“Might be seen as . . .”

The above – partial quote – comes from the following closing paragraph of an Editorial that has been published in the current edition of the British Journal of General Practice: … Continue reading “Might be seen as . . .”

BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Nearly all now agree that Phrenology was never science. History can help guide science. Today: can we be sure that everything understood as scientific is not as BUMP-TIOUS as our … Continue reading BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Peter’s Declaration

I have been updating my OMPHALOS films and have added this film from June 2019. At this Whistleblowing Event for NHS Scotland [though I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak … Continue reading Peter’s Declaration

Unable

I was once a doctor. Patients trusted me. I could not ‘bullshit’ I got things wrong, made mistakes, and struggled with authority – I was unable to play the role.

FOR the INSTITUTION

It is by the institution’s rules that we learn, said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. It is ‘brave to speak up’ for the institution said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. … Continue reading FOR the INSTITUTION

DIVISIONS

To anti-THIS and anti-THAT – each day a new ‘recruit’ is enlisted: played out on a BINGO card – but this is not a game. In the anti-WORLD of military … Continue reading DIVISIONS