“Trickles down from the upper echelons”

I read this letter by Dr William Durward, a retired NHS Scotland Consultant with interest. It was published in the Herald, 7 November 2018, and was written in response to … Continue reading “Trickles down from the upper echelons”

The Governance of the NHS in Scotland

This report was published yesterday. I commend the Health and Sport Committee for such a comprehensive review and in what follows I will link my writings to some of the … Continue reading The Governance of the NHS in Scotland

“Just a word”

In an official Medical Society Blog the following words were recently used in response to thoughts that I had submitted on a medical subject.  These singular words were put in inverted … Continue reading “Just a word”

freedom to speak

The Director General for NHS Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Director General for NHS Scotland   The Clinical Director of Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Clinical Director of … Continue reading freedom to speak

‘Have you ever noticed that certain days are injury days?’

I was filming in our garden today as the sky was beautiful, the spring bulbs colourful, and the green as fresh as can be. By chance, an NHS Forth Valley … Continue reading ‘Have you ever noticed that certain days are injury days?’

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 …

Why I have decided to leave Social Media

I have been asked by a few friends why I decided to leave Social Media. For sometime I had a twitter account @PeterDLROW but I closed this account on the … Continue reading Why I have decided to leave Social Media

“When managers rule”

The title from this blog-post is not mine. “When managers rule” was the title Professor Brian Jarman gave to his British Medical Journal Editorial published two years ago this Christmas. At … Continue reading “When managers rule”

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

Seeking Transparency

Over a year has passed since I had an uncomfortable experience at work through trying to encourage transparency regarding pharmaceutical sponsored medical education. Over that period of time, despite wider … Continue reading Seeking Transparency

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