NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

I have just heard Jane Grant, the Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, interviewed on BBC Scotland. This was in relation to infection rates at The Royal … Continue reading NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

With careful thought, and backed with full supporting evidence,  I sent the following letter of the 2nd February 2016 to support my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. The Senior Clerk … Continue reading A letter that the Scottish Parliament felt unable to publish

“Unprofessional”

My view is that we all have conflicts of interest. Science however cannot ignore financial conflicts of interest. The above was a recent statement by the Scottish Government in response … Continue reading “Unprofessional”

“PULSE Live is heading to Scotland”: the Corn Exchange

My wife is a GP working in NHS Scotland and was recently invited to the “PULSE LIVE 2015″ educational conference to be held in Edinburgh on the 19 May 2015: … Continue reading “PULSE Live is heading to Scotland”: the Corn Exchange

“Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

After sending an update of my petition for a Sunshine Act to the Chief Executive Officer of NHS Forth Valley I received this reply. Whilst I was employed by NHS … Continue reading “Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

A Sunshine Act for Scotland: the petitioner’s views

A pdf version of the following letter can be accessed here on the Scottish parliament website. Sunday, 15 March 2015 To: Public Petitions Committee The Scottish Parliament Dear Public Petitions Committee … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland: the petitioner’s views

NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Register of Interests for staff – “discussions are ongoing”

Sent: 20 February 2015 14:01 Subject: NHS A&A response to – FOI – Compliance with HDL (2003) 62 – our ref 528/2014 Dear Dr Gordon, Again, please accept my apologies … Continue reading NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Register of Interests for staff – “discussions are ongoing”

NHS Greater Glasgow – Register of Interest

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Greater Glasgow – Register of Interest

NHS Lothian – Register for all staff

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Lothian – Register for all staff

NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff

NHS Forth Valley – Hospitality Register 2013/2014

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Forth Valley – Hospitality Register 2013/2014

“Believe me, that is not the way to get things done”

Continuing medical education in NHS healthcare The title of this post are the words of the current Director of Medical Education for NHS Forth Valley in a communication to me … Continue reading “Believe me, that is not the way to get things done”