‘The gentle art of winning friends and influencing people’

By Professor Sir Simon Wessely [this blog was written by Professor Sir Simon Wessely when he was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It has since been cited as … Continue reading ‘The gentle art of winning friends and influencing people’

“The Coulson effect”?

In December 2016, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, who was then the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Hodgson as Media Manager … Continue reading “The Coulson effect”?

Soft Power [and telling stories]

This Feature Article made the cover of the BMJ: One of the contributors described an approach to influencing healthcare policy as follows: Telling stories is a well established approach taken … Continue reading Soft Power [and telling stories]

‘blow that argument to smithereens’

The Sunday Herald, 3rd June 2018, had this report on its front page: The Editor of the Herald gave a careful analysis of this and concluded: Naturally, in reading this … Continue reading ‘blow that argument to smithereens’

Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board

Those who have followed my posts on Hole Ousia will know that I have petitioned the Scottish Parliament for a Sunshine Act. As an NHS doctor working in Scotland I was … Continue reading Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board