On the 14th June 2019 the Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (who is also Chair of the Scottish Division) was involved in a #choosepsychiatry campaign called “Psychiatry … Continue reading Psychiatry Careers in Scotland
Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett
In today’s Herald the following news article by Helen McArdle features along with her analysis below. A PSYCHIATRIST said he was “gaslighted” by his own professional body after openly criticising … Continue reading Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do
On the 29th April 2019, André Tomlin, a Founder and Board Member of Minervation Ltd, shared on social media: “I started the Mental Elf 8 years ago. Today we ticked … Continue reading 70,000 followers
On the cover of last month’s British Journal of General Practice was a picture of Hercules confronting the Lernaean Hydra. This prompted one commentator to say on social media; “The … Continue reading The Hydra monster of today
This is the title of the Editorial in the current BMJ by it’s Editor in Chief. Fiona Godlee states: I have previously written about the approach to “transparency” taken by … Continue reading Pills or public health?
It is likely that you will know the phrase “Gordon Bennett” as an expression of incredulity. But who was Gordon Bennett? And why is he remembered in this way? James … Continue reading “And the Gordon Bennett Trophy goes to . . .”
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
[No response received by the end of 2018] [Despite repeated polite reminders there has been no response from the General Medical Council by the end of 2018] “The Royal College … Continue reading The Royal Colleges and Sunshine Legislation
The Editor in Chief of the BMJ has recently said: I have written to a number of UK bodies who have a leadership role in healthcare. One of the most … Continue reading Science Media Centre and transparency: where is the leadership?