‘to occasionally let out a burst of calculated candour’

In “Corridors of Power” by C.P. Snow reveals how effective it is for civil servants to: Since the 1st of April 2018, Organisational Duty of Candour has become a statutory … Continue reading ‘to occasionally let out a burst of calculated candour’

“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”

For some, candour need not be a “duty”

On the 1st April 2018 Duty of Candour Regulations will come into force in Scotland: The Scottish Press has reported this. Here is one such headline: However this headline is … Continue reading For some, candour need not be a “duty”

Finding balance

This unedited clip (apart from titles) is from the evidence session on NHS Targets given to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 9 January 2018. I share … Continue reading Finding balance