GASLIGHT

My wife, who is an NHS doctor, and her parents, both retired NHS doctors, are going to a performance of GASLIGHT at Perth Theatre. I have decided not to go, … Continue reading GASLIGHT

Royal Society of Medicine: Sunshine legislation

I have written to a number of UK bodies who have a leadership role in healthcare to ask whether they support Sunshine legislation or not? The Royal Society  of Medicine was established … Continue reading Royal Society of Medicine: Sunshine legislation

“Blunts intellectual curiosity”

I recently wrote about my experience of revalidation. My final revalidation just happened to occur on the same date that Dr McCartney had her perspective published in the BMJ. Since … Continue reading “Blunts intellectual curiosity”

Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

I was recently circulated this at work and asked to share it with trainee psychiatrists. BAP is the acronym for the British Association for Psychopharmacology I would not share this … Continue reading Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

The Scottish Government: “we are not aware”

This report, written by Marion Scott, was recently printed in the Sunday Mail: The Cabinet Minister for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, is quoted as saying: I was surprised by this Scottish … Continue reading The Scottish Government: “we are not aware”

Doctors loath to disclose their mental health issues

This report, from the BMJ, reminds me of when I attended the Scottish Parliament on the 6th January 2015. This was for a debate on mental health. I sat next to … Continue reading Doctors loath to disclose their mental health issues

“We are being regulated to death”

Since Alexander McCall Smith recommended to me “A Pattern Language”, I have found myself spotting different patterns:   This is a pattern about regulation as applied to the practice of … Continue reading “We are being regulated to death”

Transparency in drug company payments to doctors

In a BMJ “briefing” Rebecca Coombes sums up the new UK system for public disclosure of payments from drug companies to doctors Published the 2nd January 2015 in The BMJ, … Continue reading Transparency in drug company payments to doctors