[photographed opposite Balgreen, Edinburgh, Friday 14th June 2019]
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has completed its consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council. This followed on from careful scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Health Council is … Continue reading “Our voice”: is it actually ours?
The Scottish Government has invested considerable amounts of public money in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. This is an American “Not for profit” organisation. Aye, right!
This is a report from the Sunday Express, 21 January 2018. It reveals how the Scottish Government is allocating public money at a time when our NHS is struggling:
On Friday the 25th of November 2016 I gave a talk for the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Special Interest Group. My subject was “Improvement Science”. The following is based on the slides and … Continue reading Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply
Professor Walter Humes, writing in Scottish Review, 21st September 2015: “For some time I have been copied into email exchanges concerning how complaints against public bodies are dealt with. I … Continue reading A Friend of Liberty: Professor Walter Humes
In this post I reply to Professor Jason Leitch, whose letter of the 2nd June 2015 on Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elderly can be read here: This is the … Continue reading A letter to Professor Jason Leitch
In a previous post the FOI returns on Haloperidol prescribing in NHS Scotland were shared. This followed on from my consideration of a BMJ report regarding the scale and potential … Continue reading Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders
It is over a year since I last wrote about delirium. Being aware that the new Care Standards for older people in hospital were to be published this month I … Continue reading “OPAC tools are working”
This paper was published in the Lancet in late last year. It is a two page article that is worth reading in full. All screenshots below are from this paper: … Continue reading “Doing damage in delirium the hazards of antipsychotic treatment in elderly people”