Effective healthcare depends on . . .

A few selected quotes from the BMJ, 30 March 2019:

Kept in the dark

This is a current Editorial in the BMJ by associate Professor Joseph S Ross of Yale School of Medicine:

The Scottish Government rejects sunshine legislation

The above photograph is of me standing this morning outside the bricked-up, free of light, Forth Defences, at Braefoot. It felt to me an appropriate place to go given this … Continue reading The Scottish Government rejects sunshine legislation

‘The willingness among some . . .’

The support of the BMJ Editor in Chief to address meaningfully financial conflicts of interest in medicine and science is most welcome. As an NHS doctor of 25 years I … Continue reading ‘The willingness among some . . .’

No Sunshine for Scotland!

I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!

Strong Clinical Leadership

The Chief Medical Officer’s third annual report, Practising Realistic Medicine, was published on Friday, 20th April 2018 It was introduced as follows: “Realistic Medicine has always had people at its heart. This … Continue reading Strong Clinical Leadership

I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health

If this headline represents the approach of the Scottish Government, well I worry. It is doctors, not pharmacists, that are licensed to prescribe and to withdraw any prescription. The scientific community shares the … Continue reading I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health