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

NHS Forth Valley: “Everyone matters”

NHS Scotland has stated its intention to involve its staff in developing services for the future: I worked as a consultant for NHS Forth Valley for 13 years. I resigned … Continue reading NHS Forth Valley: “Everyone matters”

“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

After raising a concern …

The Francis Report was published recently. I was particularly interested in the following excerpt: In his Report, Robert Francis gives: I was a Consultant in one NHS Board for 13 … Continue reading After raising a concern …

Ethics, a doctor and his hairt-beat

I had several envelopes like this delivered through my letter-box. Immediately recognisable, even before opening, I felt my heart (‘hairt’ in Scottish) beat much faster. I shall try and explain … Continue reading Ethics, a doctor and his hairt-beat

Social Media policies (NHS Scotland)

In the previous post I outlined my experience of seeking transparency in the Health Board in which I was employed. I was asked by senior managers to reflect on my … Continue reading Social Media policies (NHS Scotland)

Seeking Transparency

Over a year has passed since I had an uncomfortable experience at work through trying to encourage transparency regarding pharmaceutical sponsored medical education. Over that period of time, despite wider … Continue reading Seeking Transparency

“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”

Scotland’s approach to Dementia Diagnosis

On the 30th October I received this most helpful reply from Alex Neil, MSP, Cabinet Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the Scottish Government. The full letter is as follows … Continue reading Scotland’s approach to Dementia Diagnosis