Stephen Stahl: $3,581,159 in payments from Pharma

In my last post I considered the level of transparency provided by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) in relation to its recently published Guidelines on prescribing for depressive disorders. … Continue reading Stephen Stahl: $3,581,159 in payments from Pharma

British Association for Psychopharmacology Guidelines (BAP)

The above Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants have recently been published. The British Association for Psychopharmacology are an organisation highly regarded by my profession of psychiatry. 12% of their … Continue reading British Association for Psychopharmacology Guidelines (BAP)

Declarations by the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University

I recently wrote to the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford asking where the declarations of interest for their staff could be accessed by the public. The … Continue reading Declarations by the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University

“PULSE Live is heading to Scotland”: the Corn Exchange

My wife is a GP working in NHS Scotland and was recently invited to the “PULSE LIVE 2015″ educational conference to be held in Edinburgh on the 19 May 2015: … Continue reading “PULSE Live is heading to Scotland”: the Corn Exchange

Progress on transparency: Royal College of Psychiatrists

It is most welcome to be able to report that the Royal College of Psychiatrists have been considering my recent feedback, as a College member, on its governance of “relationships … Continue reading Progress on transparency: Royal College of Psychiatrists

“A mark of exceptional impact”

On the 26th March 2015, following a previous post by Hole Ousia, the Royal College of Psychiatrists stated that it “‏is committed to our Conflicts of Interest policy.”  This policy … Continue reading “A mark of exceptional impact”

Dementia: Global Progress: Local impact “Exhibitor, sponsorship and promotion options”

Tickets are now on sale for this Alzheimer Scotland Conference:   In terms of “dementia awareness” I have recently offered my personal view on the current Alzheimer Scotland “campaign” which encourages … Continue reading Dementia: Global Progress: Local impact “Exhibitor, sponsorship and promotion options”

Royal College of Psychiatrists and conflicts of interest

The Chief Executive of the General Medical Council (GMC) recently confirmed, in response to a recent BMJ article, that it “takes very seriously the issue of conflicts of interest”:   We … Continue reading Royal College of Psychiatrists and conflicts of interest