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

I have a question about Duty of Candour

This post considers the question that  Maree Todd, MSP, asked at this Parliamentary committee. As an NHS employee of 25 years I will close this post with a similar question. … Continue reading I have a question about Duty of Candour

Mesh implants and “fully informed consent”

Since my last post on PE1571, Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices, there has been further consideration of this petition, with evidence given by Dr Wael Agur and the petitioners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy: … Continue reading Mesh implants and “fully informed consent”

Quality Improvement and Ethics

In a recent Healthcare Improvement Scotland blog, Karen Ritchie asked: “Do we need perfect evidence when making decisions?” I posted this response on the 26th September 2017: Dear Karen, What … Continue reading Quality Improvement and Ethics