In a previous post the FOI returns on Haloperidol prescribing in NHS Scotland were shared. This followed on from my consideration of a BMJ report regarding the scale and potential … Continue reading Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders
This Scottish report “Adding Life to Years” is now rather old. It once asked about ageism: This week the UK National Screening Committee has expressed significant concerns about screening tests for … Continue reading “two-thirds of diagnoses would be given to healthy people”
I am very grateful to the Scottish Government for replying to me on behalf of Jamie Hepburn, MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health. Below you will find … Continue reading Freedom to speak up
This leaflet is widely available to patients in NHS Scotland including in the waiting room outside my consulting room: Its first page defines consent as follows: This is … Continue reading Do we care enough about consent?
On the 30th October I received this most helpful reply from Alex Neil, MSP, Cabinet Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the Scottish Government. The full letter is as follows … Continue reading Scotland’s approach to Dementia Diagnosis