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 … Continue reading A published and an unpublished review of ‘Bad Pharma’
Following my post of yesterday in which I shared concerns that have been expressed in relation to professional conduct on social media by some members of the Royal College of … Continue reading “Immoral Police”
Yesterday, Dr Paul Morrison, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacology researcher, tweeted this: “Three cheers to Dr Samei Huda for standing up to aggressive, right-wing anti-psychiatrists, despite complaints, harassment and intimidation.” This … Continue reading “Hats off, Young Sir”
The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”
I consider this U-turn as nothing but welcome. I have written to the President, Vice-President and CEO of the Royal College of Psychiatrists to say so. What hell/terror it has … Continue reading What hell and terror
The following editorial was by Dr James Guy Edwards. It was published the year before I started training in psychiatry: The author was Editor of this Text Book: The first … Continue reading Psychiatry in General Practice (the early 1990s)
The Realistic Medicine conference held at Dunblane on the 9th October 2018 was entitled: Unfortunately I was unable to be at this conference. One of my concerns relates to the … Continue reading Pattern language: the professionals
I asked: ‘Does the Royal College of Psychiatrists support Sunshine Legislation?’ Answer [from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 22 October 2018]: “This is a matter for the Government to decide.
The Editor in Chief of the BMJ has recently said: I have written to a number of UK bodies who have a leadership role in healthcare. One of the most … Continue reading Science Media Centre and transparency: where is the leadership?
The quote above is from Corridors of power, Chapter 5, by C P. Snow: The following U-turn by GSK was reported in the BMJ: This led the BMJ Editor in Chief … Continue reading Paid opinion leaders and GSK
In my dictionary I find this definition of ‘blot’: On learning that GSK will resume paying doctors to promote its drugs after a “policy U turn”, Fiona Godlee, Editor in … Continue reading A blot, a stain, or perhaps something worse?