“If they stopped listening to industry”

Recently, Dr Helen Salisbury, shared in her BMJ perspective some personal thoughts on the influence of industry on human health [please note: Dr Salisbury was considering industry-influence at its widest … Continue reading “If they stopped listening to industry”

On the values of trust and kindness

In recent times, the reporting of UK politics has focussed on the values guiding the behaviour of those in power. The following comment is from a newspaper editorial:This is the … Continue reading On the values of trust and kindness

Who is wagging the dogs tail?

Before I retired as an NHS psychiatrist I made a ‘Subject Access’ inquiry to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The heavily redacted response revealed that the College operates in dark … Continue reading Who is wagging the dogs tail?

“Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

My worry about a sweeping term like ‘latter-day anti-psychiatrists’ is that it risks including those who have suffered harmful consequences of medications taken as prescribed. [Please note: all the descriptions … Continue reading “Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”