Big Ted – hand-knitted – arrived today from a most special friend. I could not wish for a better birthday present.
Chrys Muirhead recently wrote a blog post “appealing for survivor voices to be welcomed and respected in Scottish mental health arenas”. I offered this short supportive reply: Dear Chrys, You are … Continue reading Scotland needs to create space for all voices
Through work, this invitation recently came my way: As part of this Health & Social Care Digital Leaders Summit the expert panels and workshops will demonstrate “how to lose your … Continue reading ‘How to lose your fear of Data’
This is a film based on the chaotic pendulum. My friend, David Harrowes, took me to St. Mary Redcliffe parish church in Bristol. I cannot recall the year. But it … Continue reading The world is a more wonderful and a more surprising place
On the 26th of April 2016 I attended the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People, Age and Ageing, held at the Scottish Parliament. The following is an … Continue reading May it be granted the older you are
Mrs Chrys Muirhead, writer and carer, has submitted this response to the BMJ: This was in reply to this “no holds barred” piece in the BMJ by Dr Margaret McCartney:
Last week Sir Robert Francis, QC, published his review Freedom to Speak Up. I was interested in this review given my recent experiences. In putting patients first I have always supported … Continue reading “Freedom to speak up” and a “Stronger voice”
On the 30th January 2015 an apology was received from the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Scrutiny & Assurance for Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Here is my reply of thanks: To: … Continue reading Apology from Healthcare Improvement Scotland
The Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament are to meet on Tuesday 27th January 2015 to give further consideration of my petition for a Sunshine Act, PE1493. I lodged this … Continue reading NHS Boards are not following existing guidance
This is for Chrys, my friend and correspondent.