Language and professional values

The following quotes, from writers whom I admire, encapsulate some of the issues regarding our personal choice of language: Our choice in our use of language matters and this is … Continue reading Language and professional values

Don’t look up

The Autumn 2021 INSIGHT magazine reported that the Royal College of Psychiatrists has been “acknowledged as leading the way” when the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges asked  the President and … Continue reading Don’t look up

An Institutional responsibility: morality

When I first made this film I was still working as an NHS psychiatrist. I have since retired. I am re-sharing this film as my concerns have not diminished but … Continue reading An Institutional responsibility: morality

My final choice: speaking truth to power

Fiona Godlee’s ‘final choice‘, after 17 years as the BMJ’s Editor-in-Chief, was to remind the healthcare and scientific community how important it is to speak truth to power. Fiona Godlee … Continue reading My final choice: speaking truth to power