Wolves at the door

How many more inquiries?

This short film is based on a Radio Scotland interview with Professor Alison Britton who chaired the Investigative Review into the Scottish Independent Review of transvaginal mesh implants. In a … Continue reading How many more inquiries?

The Narrative Controllers

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

My formal instruction of resignation as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Saturday, 24th November 2018 To: The Registrar of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot St, Whitechapel, London, E1 8BB Dear Dr Adrian James, Resignation as a member of the … Continue reading My formal instruction of resignation as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

‘A warning to the NHS: don’t let big pharma loose on policy’

What follows are a few extracts from this article in today’s Observer by Chris McGreal:

Psychiatry: “playing by the rules of science”

Citation: the title of this post refers to this Mental Elf thread.  

Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

3rd October 2018, Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ: “We need a Sunshine Act to ensure that payments are properly declared. We also need action from medicines’s leaders – the … Continue reading Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?

In a recent post I outlined [the generally hidden] commercial influences of ‘key opinion leaders’ in British Psychiatry. My research into what is publicly available on competing financial interests in … Continue reading ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ or ‘Industry Biased Medicine’?

Data Privacy For Healthcare Professionals (provided by SUNOVION)

In my previous post I outlined the material sent to me as an NHS doctor by the pharmaceutical company SUNOVION. This material was to market a new product. I was … Continue reading Data Privacy For Healthcare Professionals (provided by SUNOVION)

Presidential handover

On Monday 24th July 2018 the Presidency of the British Association for Psychopharmacology was handed over to Professor Allan Young: Professor Allan Young was formerly Chair of the Royal College … Continue reading Presidential handover

Simon says

From 2014 to 2017, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was the elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In the week following taking up Presidency, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was … Continue reading Simon says

“FULLY BOOKED”

I was recently telling a colleague of mine about my campaign for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. My colleague had noticed this recent interview as published in the BMJ: I … Continue reading “FULLY BOOKED”