NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

I have just heard Jane Grant, the Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, interviewed on BBC Scotland. This was in relation to infection rates at The Royal … Continue reading NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

NHS Scotland Event 2018

Last week I attended the NHS Scotland Event 2018. It was held in Glasgow at the Scottish Event Campus. I do not attend corporate “educational” events such as this, however … Continue reading NHS Scotland Event 2018

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

“The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

The following perspective by Professor Walter Humes makes concerning reading. I reproduce it here, in full, as unfortunately my experience of the inner circle of Official Scotland has been anything … Continue reading “The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

Costometer

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:

NHS Scotland – it should not take courage to care

On the 17th July 2017, the Scottish Government announced an “Enhanced service for NHS Scotland staff” The Scottish Government began this announcement stating that: “Staff in Scotland’s health service will … Continue reading NHS Scotland – it should not take courage to care

‘Official Interference’

This is my reply to a blog that was posted in the Holyrood Magazine: Thursday 13th July 2017 Dear Tom, I read the blog post titled ‘Official Interference’ written by … Continue reading ‘Official Interference’

Honesty and openness: ‘not an edited official tale’

When Nicola Surgeon became First Minister of Scotland she said: “I intend that we will be an open and accessible Government” (26 November 2014) On the Front page of the … Continue reading Honesty and openness: ‘not an edited official tale’

‘How to Improve’

The Nuffield Trust has recently published “Learning from Scotland’s NHS”. This report was based on a select group of “30 senior leaders and experts from Scottish health and care”. One … Continue reading ‘How to Improve’

Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices

Submission on PE1517 on Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices Made by Dr Peter J Gordon Date of submission: 17th May 2017 Submission made in a personal capacity. The Agenda for the … Continue reading Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices

Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply

On Friday the 25th of November 2016 I gave a talk for the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Special Interest Group. My subject was “Improvement Science”. The following is based on the slides and … Continue reading Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply

I no longer feel safe

I have reluctantly decided that I am no longer going to write any posts about NHS Scotland on Hole Ousia. I will however still continue to discuss health and wellbeing in … Continue reading I no longer feel safe