“Humbug”

The Editor of the Scotland on Sunday, in reference to language used in Parliament in the last week of September 2019, was of the opinion that it was: The Editor … Continue reading “Humbug”

Wolves at the door

I no longer feel safe

I have reluctantly decided that I am no longer going to write any posts about NHS Scotland on Hole Ousia. I will however still continue to discuss health and wellbeing in … Continue reading I no longer feel safe

“In a world that has lost its signposts”

The following screenshots come from a Sunday Observer of the 19th August 2015. I have written before on Hole Ousia about how we use language. Whether we are scientists or … Continue reading “In a world that has lost its signposts”

Doctors loath to disclose their mental health issues

This report, from the BMJ, reminds me of when I attended the Scottish Parliament on the 6th January 2015. This was for a debate on mental health. I sat next to … Continue reading Doctors loath to disclose their mental health issues

“Costometer”

I recently noted this request: Anybody who has read my writings on Hole Ousia will be aware that I have a dislike of the current mechanical language that would seem … Continue reading “Costometer”

“As a critical friend”: awareness campaigns

I have just read: It begins: [we] As a doctor who openly asks questions I see great value in being a “critical friend”: The Alzheimer Scotland Strategic Review outlines significant … Continue reading “As a critical friend”: awareness campaigns

The GMC and doctors’ suicides

In October 2014, Dr Margaret McCartney, in her “No Holds Barred” BMJ column, asked: “Does the GMC deserve its current powers?” The full open-access text of Dr McCartney’s BMJ article … Continue reading The GMC and doctors’ suicides