Canto Two

Dylan said listen to it pass – listen. Nabokov did not believe in it. Einstein talked about it relatively. Evidence may be bound but experience is not: Time passes time … Continue reading Canto Two

Pattern language: the professionals

The Realistic Medicine conference held at Dunblane on the 9th October 2018 was entitled: Unfortunately I was unable to be at this conference. One of my concerns relates to the … Continue reading Pattern language: the professionals

Room under the umbrella

Minervation Ltd (Mental Elf) has recently shared an analysis and critique of the following paper stating that it was “deeply flawed and unreliable”: The analysis of this paper by Dr … Continue reading Room under the umbrella

‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?

In a recent post I outlined [the generally hidden] commercial influences of ‘key opinion leaders’ in British Psychiatry. My research into what is publicly available on competing financial interests in … Continue reading ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?

H.O.P.E.

In offering this ‘No Holds Barred’ perspective in the BMJ, Dr Margaret McCartney concludes: “Doctors should seek independent education. In fact, we should all do so – including MPs, guideline committees, … Continue reading H.O.P.E.

Quality Improvement and ethics

Response by Dr Sian F Gordon and Dr Peter J Gordon, 4 June 2017 This Acute Perspective by Dr David Oliver has our interest, in part because we all embarked … Continue reading Quality Improvement and ethics

Clinical Guidelines: let’s be transparent

Jeanne Lenzer’s feature article, “Why we can’t trust clinical guidelines[1]” has attracted a considerable number of responses, many of which highlight individual clinical guidelines where particular issues of conflicts of … Continue reading Clinical Guidelines: let’s be transparent

Over-diagnosis: ageing and memory changes

Submission to BMJ rapid-responses, 14 September 2013 by Dr Peter J. Gordon I congratulate the authors (1) for presenting what has for far too long been missing in “consensus” discussions … Continue reading Over-diagnosis: ageing and memory changes

CANTABmobile and its misleading promotion

(submitted to the British Medical Journal on the 7th July 2013 by Dr Peter J. Gordon as a rapid response to the Editorial “Too much medicine; too little care” BMJ … Continue reading CANTABmobile and its misleading promotion