Like Sir Robert Francis, I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak Up‘ to “whistleblowing”. However the Scottish Government has chosen to stick with the latter. The first two films below … Continue reading Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland
This was the advice given to ‘Mrs Hawkins’ in ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’. It was also the advice I was given by a senior parliamentarian when I began actively … Continue reading Credibility
This report was published yesterday. I commend the Health and Sport Committee for such a comprehensive review and in what follows I will link my writings to some of the … Continue reading The Governance of the NHS in Scotland
Health & Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament, 26 September 2017: NHS Governance: Miles Briggs, MSP, asked this question of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and the Director General for NHS Scotland: “I … Continue reading The role of prescribed persons
Professor David Oliver is a doctor that I have huge respect for. His views, as expressed in the BMJ, and thus in short form, generally accord with mine [this is an … Continue reading ‘Progress depends on the unreasonable man’
The Director General for NHS Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Director General for NHS Scotland The Clinical Director of Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Clinical Director of … Continue reading freedom to speak
Freedom to speak: an abiding principle for me. “Let it go”? No, never.
I want to thank Dr Brian Robson, Executive Clinical Director for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, for agreeing that I can include his letter to my employers, NHS Forth Valley, dated 22 May … Continue reading Correspondence with Healthcare Improvement Scotland