Scotland needs to create space for all voices

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

‘How to lose your fear of Data’

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’

The world is a more wonderful and a more surprising place

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

May it be granted the older you are

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

Sunshine Act for Scotland: transparency, independence and accountability

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:

“Freedom to speak up” and a “Stronger voice”

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”

Apology from Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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

NHS Boards are not following existing guidance

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