[more-than-a-little] BAZIRE

I worked as an NHS Psychiatrist for quarter of a century. I retired several years ago. When in training, my colleagues universally recommended this handbook by Professor Stephen Bazire [+ … Continue reading [more-than-a-little] BAZIRE

GODDAMIT!

“If someone cites ‘first do no harm’ to me as an argument, I immediately know they have thought very little about medical philosophy or ethics at all.” This statement was … Continue reading GODDAMIT!

Psychiatry in Fabula

in 2013 there was a head-to-head debate published in the BMJ on antidepressant prescribing. It so happened that this was between two Scottish NHS doctors: Professor Ian C Reid and … Continue reading Psychiatry in Fabula

“The reputational consequences for the profession of casual false reassurance on these issues”

From 2014 to 2017, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was the elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In the week following taking up Presidency, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was … Continue reading “The reputational consequences for the profession of casual false reassurance on these issues”