‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

I recently came across this letter published in the BMJ 81 years ago. As far as I know it has not been read again since the summer of 1938. Dr … Continue reading ‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

My career began with the “Defeat Depression Campaign”

I began training in psychiatry in October 1993 just after the “Defeat Depression Campaign” had been launched. It ran alongside the five years of my training. This “Campaign” had the … Continue reading My career began with the “Defeat Depression Campaign”

Front cover – Back cover

This is the front and back cover of the current BMJ (1 June 2019) Generally speaking – industry adverts such as this are not recorded in Journal archives.

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)