Public Health Paper No 34.

I was an NHS doctor for more than 25 years.  Public Health Paper, No 34, published by the WHO in 1968, had more impact on my practice than any other … Continue reading Public Health Paper No 34.

‘No Holds Barred’

This is the last “No Holds Barred” column by Dr Margaret McCartney: Screening is only for people with no symptoms. If you have symptoms it’s not screening. Screening is often … Continue reading ‘No Holds Barred’

It is important to record the narrative of dementia policy in Scotland accurately

I recently wrote to the Minister for Mental Health with concerns about  the way the Scottish Government has chosen to record the narrative of dementia policy in Scotland. I have … Continue reading It is important to record the narrative of dementia policy in Scotland accurately

Early detection: “We need critical thinking”

The following analysis: “Surge in publications on early detection” was recently published in the BMJ. The authors concluded that “we need more critical thinking and more studies that specifically target both … Continue reading Early detection: “We need critical thinking”