“Our voice”: is it actually ours?

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has completed its consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council. This followed on from careful scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Health Council is … Continue reading “Our voice”: is it actually ours?

Are there now more ‘toolkits’ in healthcare than in B & Q?

As an NHS doctor I was recently sent this “development toolkit”: Healthcare has become ever more reliant on tools, toolkits, dashboards, hubs and traffic lights. All those involved in healthcare … Continue reading Are there now more ‘toolkits’ in healthcare than in B & Q?

Glasgow Memory Clinic

I sent the following letter, dated 21 February 2018, to the Advertising Standards Authority and copied to Healthcare Improvement Scotland. In the letter I outline concerns about the advertising of … Continue reading Glasgow Memory Clinic


This is a report from the Sunday Express, 21 January 2018. It reveals how the Scottish Government is allocating public money at a time when our NHS is struggling: