Mind The Gap

Two years to the day, from the release of the outcome of the public consultation on my petition, I returned to the Scottish Parliament to make a peaceful, one man … Continue reading Mind The Gap

A one-man peaceful protest outside the Scottish Parliament

I sent the following letter to the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland: Monday 19th March 2018 Dear Dr Calderwood, A Sunshine Act for Scotland I wanted to let you know … Continue reading A one-man peaceful protest outside the Scottish Parliament

Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

Dr Margaret McCartney in her recent ‘No Holds Barred” perspective set this challenge: “Here’s a game: try and find a doctor’s conflicts of interest. Set a timer, and give yourself … Continue reading Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

1 in 7

1 in 7 Scots are now taking antidepressants, mostly in the long term and often indefinitely. Following the publication of a recent meta-analysis on antidepressants, a number of experts were … Continue reading 1 in 7