‘Keith did not go quietly’

Keith Connors died on the 5th July 2017. Shortly before his death he helped write this obituary: Shortly before his death, I communicated with Leon Eisenberg and had this kind … Continue reading ‘Keith did not go quietly’

Courage to care

         

A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

With careful thought, and backed with full supporting evidence,  I sent the following letter of the 2nd February 2016 to support my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. The Senior Clerk … Continue reading A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

NHS Forth Valley: “Everyone matters”

NHS Scotland has stated its intention to involve its staff in developing services for the future: I worked as a consultant for NHS Forth Valley for 13 years. I resigned … Continue reading NHS Forth Valley: “Everyone matters”

“Unprofessional”

My view is that we all have conflicts of interest. Science however cannot ignore financial conflicts of interest. The above was a recent statement by the Scottish Government in response … Continue reading “Unprofessional”

After raising a concern …

The Francis Report was published recently. I was particularly interested in the following excerpt: In his Report, Robert Francis gives: I was a Consultant in one NHS Board for 13 … Continue reading After raising a concern …

Ethics, a doctor and his hairt-beat

I had several envelopes like this delivered through my letter-box. Immediately recognisable, even before opening, I felt my heart (‘hairt’ in Scottish) beat much faster. I shall try and explain … Continue reading Ethics, a doctor and his hairt-beat

Social Media policies (NHS Scotland)

In the previous post I outlined my experience of seeking transparency in the Health Board in which I was employed. I was asked by senior managers to reflect on my … Continue reading Social Media policies (NHS Scotland)

Why I resigned from NHS Forth Valley

I resigned from work on the 6th June 2014. Some folk have been wondering why. Below I offer briefly the background to my decision to resign and why it was … Continue reading Why I resigned from NHS Forth Valley