My uncle, Dr Guy Scott, was President of Zambia. When my uncle last visited Scotland we chatted awa as if there was no tomorrow. I have also communicated with a … Continue reading Communicating with a President
This was listed as the second most popular joke in the Edinburgh Festival for 2019.
In December of 2018 The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society came together to confirm a common set of ideals and principles. These were published in the … Continue reading “Good debate is respectful and constructive”
Earlier this summer a social media ‘influencer’ asked this question: “What is your best advice in four words or less?” The current President of the Royal Society of Medicine (who … Continue reading A social media ‘influencer’ asked:
Last month I wrote to the Lead for the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. The current lead, Professor Louis Appleby, has a prominent social media presence and naturally many … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Strategy
There was an interesting article about approaches taken to leadership roles in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper. The article was entitled “Unlocking Power”. On reading the article my mind returned to a … Continue reading ‘Unlocking Power’
The following article featured in yesterday’s Perthshire Courier: Recently I compiled the following post on the ‘Edinburgh Seven’ and it occurred to me that the ‘prescribed harm community’ has faced … Continue reading Barriers still exist
The following article features in the summer 2019 I N S I G HT magazine by the Royal College of Psychiatrists: This I N S I G H T article … Continue reading “What do we value?”
Almost a year has passed since I last considered the Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This committee has ten members including the Chair. Here is a summary … Continue reading The Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
In ‘Pale Fire’ Vladimir Nabokov talks of “the elf-haunted alderwood”. All woodlands need light or there will not be new growth.
The following account of my experience of trying to stop an antidepressant features in today’s Daily Mail. This did not feel a comfortable thing to share in a national newspaper … Continue reading It is by living that we learn
The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (5)