From Scotland to Siberia

I came across this headline in today’s paper [I have altered it slightly]. This headline reminded me of a visit that I took last year to Siberia! This was in … Continue reading From Scotland to Siberia

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

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

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

“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