The Scottish Public Want Sunshine

There is a long standing joke about the lack of sunshine in Scotland. Three years ago I began the process of raising a petition with the Scottish Parliament to urge … Continue reading The Scottish Public Want Sunshine

Royal College of Psychiatrists and transparency: “Criticisms of yesteryear”?

For several years now I have written to the Royal College of Psychiatrists regarding an apparent lack of meaningful transparency regarding financial conflicts of interests in our profession. A recent … Continue reading Royal College of Psychiatrists and transparency: “Criticisms of yesteryear”?

A Sunshine Act for Scotland: the petitioner’s views

A pdf version of the following letter can be accessed here on the Scottish parliament website. Sunday, 15 March 2015 To: Public Petitions Committee The Scottish Parliament Dear Public Petitions Committee … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland: the petitioner’s views

Royal College of Psychiatrists: relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations

In response to my letter to the Royal College of Psychiatrists regarding relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations I received this e-mail from Professor Nick Craddock, Treasurer of the … Continue reading Royal College of Psychiatrists: relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations

Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board

Those who have followed my posts on Hole Ousia will know that I have petitioned the Scottish Parliament for a Sunshine Act. As an NHS doctor working in Scotland I was … Continue reading Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board