Had felt incredibly alone

I retired from the medical profession two months ago. My fulcrum was ethics. I openly asked questions. The Royal College of Psychiatrists seemed to struggle with this. I was left … Continue reading Had felt incredibly alone

‘So great was the noise during the day’

It has been five years since I last took part on Twitter. Whilst social media has so much to offer, I recall that I struggled with so much ‘noise’. I … Continue reading ‘So great was the noise during the day’

The city built itself around them

Filmed in Paris, January 2020. Music credit: A trombone cover of Supertramp’s ‘Dreamer’ by Nick La Riviere

Together we could find music in any city in the world

January 2020: a family weekend in Paris. Music credits: (1) Prelude No 1 – in B Flat major by G Gershwin (2) Sunrise, Sunset – by The National Jazz Trio … Continue reading Together we could find music in any city in the world

TELESCOPE: stories we hear and stories we tell

Peter’s latest film: [From 20-1-20 Hole Ousia will become first person]

“It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

On the 15th August 2019 the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists shared her view of a newly published textbook: “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and … Continue reading “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

‘Workforce wellbeing’

Last Friday I learned that the Royal College of Psychiatrists was worried that my ideas were “over-valued”. The same day the College shared its full response to the recent General … Continue reading ‘Workforce wellbeing’

“The King of DLB research”

Professor Rob Howard has recently shared on social media a picture of the personalised number plate of Professor Ian McKeith along with these words: “Just given a talk in Newcastle … Continue reading “The King of DLB research”

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

Leaving the profession

St John’s Hospital Livingston. NHS West Lothian EH54 6PP Friday 25th October 2019 To the President and Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: Professor Wendy Burn and Dr … Continue reading Leaving the profession