Pure speculation

Given the high level of redaction of material from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in response to my Subject Access request, I can only speculate about who else may have … Continue reading Pure speculation

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

To do the best we can

This is a short film I made almost a decade ago that I have not shared again until today. I would suggest that the following institutions and honourable professionals might … Continue reading To do the best we can

Surgeon’s Hall: ‘Improving our understanding and treatment of depression’

As a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists I have received an invitation to the Autumn Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland. This is to be … Continue reading Surgeon’s Hall: ‘Improving our understanding and treatment of depression’

“The Inflamed Mind”

A few weeks ago, on my way to work, I was listening to Radio Scotland. One of the lead news reports was based on an interview with Professor Ed Bullmore … Continue reading “The Inflamed Mind”

Continuing Medical “Education”

To be revalidated by the General Medical Council all UK doctors have to evidence participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME). This is based upon an accredited system of Continuing Professional … Continue reading Continuing Medical “Education”

Little more than a name

Chapter Five of Repeats its love: “Little more than a name” The Aesculapians never intended to run the Mavisbank Institution themselves, and with Hippocratic beneficence, left matters of mind to … Continue reading Little more than a name

Hold hands among the atoms

A reply by Peter J. Gordon to the Editorial: Erving Goffman’s Asylums 50 years on.  The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 198.http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/198/1/1.long It so happened that as I opened up … Continue reading Hold hands among the atoms