Are the public being listened to?

This is a current Editorial in the BMJ: Below are a few extracts from this editorial: In a similar vein to Carl Heneghan, I have outlined that there is a problem … Continue reading Are the public being listened to?

The Scottish Public: consulted on a Sunshine Act

The Scottish public were consulted on the need for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. Their response, in majority, was that this was necessary. Almost a year-and-a-half on and the Scottish … Continue reading The Scottish Public: consulted on a Sunshine Act

Psychiatry without borders

This week the International Congress for the Royal College of Psychiatrists is taking place in Edinburgh. It is titled “Psychiatry without Borders”. Given my concerns about the harms associated with over-medicalisation I … Continue reading Psychiatry without borders

“The Law of the Few”

Malcolm Gladwell in his book ‘The Tipping Point’ describes what he terms “The Law of the Few”: namely that the influence of a few people can result in change in … Continue reading “The Law of the Few”