Without sharing a little of the backdrop, and some of the thoughts that inspired it, this film risks being misunderstood. My last day as a doctor was on 20-1-20. I … Continue reading 20/20 vision – right to reply [an edited transcript]
I have been considering, for some time now, whether I should continue doing what I do in terms of what some refer to as ‘activism’. My interest is in ethics, … Continue reading My retirement
Dr Samei Huda [11 January 2020]: “The reason the complaints have not been successful is because they are baseless. Any decent reflective professional would reflect that means their own idea … Continue reading “Their own idea of what is professional behaviour is clearly wrong”
Dr Kate Lovett, The Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who I have met and have a huge amount of respect for, recently shared this reminder: Dean of Royal … Continue reading Doctor’s use of social media
News: Rob Howard, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry offers his support for Dr Samei Huda and Dr George Dawson [please note: I have never met Prof Rob Howard. I hugely … Continue reading unsettled
This Analysis by Massabki and Abi-Jaoude has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. It has been made open-access.
Dr Adrian James has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. As Registrar of the College I sent [by post] two letters to Dr Adrian … Continue reading Long live the Wessely School!
The above photograph is of Dr David Foreman, Consultant Psychiatrist, giving an educational talk in 2019. Dr Foreman introduces his Twitter account:“Child(ish) psychiatrist: (New) Culture Editor Psychiatric Bulletin, NICE TAC … Continue reading “On the subject of misleading narratives”
This correspondence with Professor Ian Reid is from 2014. This is the first time that I have shared it in the public domain. In my opinion, narrative is no less … Continue reading A conversation from 2014 on the duration of antidepressant treatment
Professor Ian Reid, who died tragically early at the age of 53 on 15 June 2014, played a leading role in British, especially Scottish academic psychiatry for over two decades. … Continue reading A published and an unpublished review of ‘Bad Pharma’