No Sunshine for Scotland!

I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!

NHS Scotland: from ‘sticking plasters’ to NASA

Last week’s Scotland on Sunday had the above image on its front page. Inside, the paper went on to share and discuss the findings of a recent poll. The Editorial … Continue reading NHS Scotland: from ‘sticking plasters’ to NASA

The Governance of the NHS in Scotland

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

What matters to me

‘What matters to you?’ day occurs each year at the beginning of the summer and aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social … Continue reading What matters to me

“The solution”

A further evidence session on Sir Harry Burn’s Review of Targets and Indicators took place in the Scottish Parliament on the 9th January 2018. The Convener of the Health and Sport … Continue reading “The solution”

“Nothing but waffle”

On the 9th January 2018, Brian Whittle, MSP, began his questioning of those giving evidence on Targets and Indicators with this statement:  

Finding balance

This unedited clip (apart from titles) is from the evidence session on NHS Targets given to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 9 January 2018. I share … Continue reading Finding balance

Who are these folk up the hill?

On the 5th of December 2017 the Scottish Parliament considered two matters relating to NHS Scotland. In the morning, Sir Harry Burns presented his review on Targets to the Health … Continue reading Who are these folk up the hill?

Clinical Governance of NHS Scotland

This roundtable session included the following: Having watched this roundtable session on Clinical Governance of NHS Scotland I sent the following submission. It has been published Wednesday on the Scottish Parliament website: … Continue reading Clinical Governance of NHS Scotland

I have a question about Duty of Candour

This post considers the question that  Maree Todd, MSP, asked at this Parliamentary committee. As an NHS employee of 25 years I will close this post with a similar question. … Continue reading I have a question about Duty of Candour

The role of prescribed persons

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