Dead Rat brains implored: it is by living we learn

From: Peter J Gordon Sent: 17 May 2019 To: The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; the former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; the Vice-President of the … Continue reading Dead Rat brains implored: it is by living we learn

“what we believe in”

Having shared a series of social media responses to the hashtag #ITakeMedsForMyMentalHealth the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found herself caught up in polarising social media exchanges … Continue reading “what we believe in”

The ‘ladder’ of partcipation

This film is based on an area of academic research that has been termed “The ladder of participation”. In recent years I have not felt included by the College I … Continue reading The ‘ladder’ of partcipation

‘Researching, practising, and debating mental health care’

I welcome this comment by Sarb Bajwa, Niall Boyce and Wendy Burn published recently in the the Lancet Psychiatry. This is a matter that I raised with the Royal College … Continue reading ‘Researching, practising, and debating mental health care’

The ladder of participation

Yesterday I asked the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: “I was wondering when the planned meeting to consider the shared experience of long term antidepressant prescribing, and the … Continue reading The ladder of participation

“Tired”

The Scottish Parliament returned from summer recess this week and the First Minister outlined her Programme for Government during a speech to the Scottish Parliament. The first Minister offered “a … Continue reading “Tired”

“Our voice”: is it actually ours?

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?

Promises to listen to our elders

The “Care Standards for Older people in Hospital”, which replace the previous 13 year old standards, were published this month. As a doctor working in NHS Scotland whose work for twenty … Continue reading Promises to listen to our elders